Social media is allowing us to reach new audiences, disseminate research and information and ultimately connect with anyone anywhere at the drop of a hat. Is that to say though, that we are using this ever increasing phenomenon to it’s full potential? Can it change the world?
Knowing your audience
Not everyone will find your research useful. You need to know who your audience is and what information they need in order to communicate with them effectively.
Researchers and their organisations may feel that Instagram does not fit well into their online communication efforts, but in this post Betty Allen argues it could prove to be a handy weapon when communicating research.
Arnaldo Pellini (ODI) explores the increasing interest among development organisations to find ways of better understanding the countries and sectors in which they operate through the use of political economy analysis.
A Slideshare by Steve Raybould, full of comprehensive yet simple information on stakeholder analysis
Nyasha Musandu explores the value and challenges associated with mapping context as a first step in strategizing for policy influence. Nyasha’s reflections come from her work on the 3ie Policy Influence and Monitoring (PIM) project.
COMDIS-HSD have just launched this valuable guide that describes how to achieve an embedded approach to health research. Supply and demand are brought together in this interesting approach.
Lindsey Jones (ODI) shares his thoughts on translating research into policy and practice, while also challenging the existing incentives for researchers to think proactively about influence and change.
Over the last decade, there has been increasing debate around how to most effectively use research evidence to inform policy…
I have had a very interesting meeting and discussion this week with about 20 staff of the Asia Foundation in…