Mark Robinson, William Evans and Kirsty Newman from DFID’s Research and Evidence Division introduce the new “Assessing the Strength of Evidence” How to Note, which aims to improve the use of evidence within DFID.
Making your research accessible
If research can’t be found, or is not easily understood by target audiences it simply does not travel, falling at the first hurdle in the process of trying to bring about change.
Andrew Clappison argues there is one huge obstacle flying in the face of evidence informed policy making and that’s the fact we live in a socially constructed world, where politics, culture and power shapes peoples behaviour and norms.
Pete Cranston and Pier Andrea Pirani take a look at social media from the perspective of user engagement and explore some key issues that emerge.
This post launches our new social media engagement series that explores how to utilise social media effectively in research uptake activities. Join-us as we explore issues linked to the use and measurement of social media.
Kennedy Oulu shares his experiences of trying to integrate ICT during the design phase of a research project, and reflects on some of the benefits in terms of expanding buy-in and increasing the transparency of the research process.
This blog introduces an new helpdesk (hosted on LinkedIn) for researchers and intermediaries to share and receive advice on achieving research ‘impact’, with an explicit focus on research communication and engagement.
Aranaldo Pellini looks at how evidence is informing policy in Indonesia, arguing that a big push to strengthen the use of research and data analysis in the design of public policies is needed to sustain growth.
In this post, Pete Cranston looks at how data is used by the Hunger Safety Net Programme in Kenya, exploring how its innovative and technological application has the potential to provide significant benefits for consumers of development research.
This post looks at the power of case studies as a tool for communicating with different stakeholders, and is a timely overview given the Increasing number of practitioners and researchers being asked to develop case studies as part of project evaluation.