Nick Benequista argues that think tanks strategic focus, on either supporting evidence-based policies or enhancing public policy decision-making, shapes the way they should be communicating and engaging with stakeholders.
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.
Duncan Green proposed a novel idea whilst giving a talk promoting his latest book at the University of Edinburgh: NGOs can teach academics a lot about impact.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I have had a very interesting meeting and discussion this week with about 20 staff of the Asia Foundation in…
This post ‘When policy actors engage with the internet, what do they actually do?’ by Simon Batchelor on the IDS…
Earlier in April, we met in DFID for the third R4D Peer Exchange session – a series of meetings to…