Chris Tyler, writing in the Guardian, posted an article today called Top 20 things scientists need to know about policy-making. Although this is set within a UK context, the R2A team felt that it would be really interesting to offer a response to this that focuses on policy-making in the development context.
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.
Anna Minasyn exaplains how the think tank Advanced Social Technologies (AST, Armenia) used Town Hall Meetings to engage the public in the research and policy process.
Reflections from a Policy Dialogue event that brought together policy actors and researchers to explore specific challenges around getting research into policy and making evidence-based policies.
A two-minute trailer can sum up the themes and issues being addressed during a conference or workshop quickly and succinctly whilst being visually interesting and compelling. Betty Paton provides some useful advice on creating trailers on a shoe string.
The GDN PEM project set its project partners a series of challenging questions around research utilization and policy influence. This post by Jorge Benavides (FUNDESA) speaks to the the question: How can you gain the attention of policy and decision makers in order to share your research?
The GDN PEM research initiative challenged its partners to reflect upon a series of questions on how to leverage research into policy. This article introduces these questions and why they are important.
Duncan Edwards reflects upon the view that things are not quite right in the world of open development and ICT4D by addressing the question: How does “openness” really effect change within development?
In mid-July, twelve Anglophone African think tanks convened to explore their shared challenges around policy influence. This represented the first step on a yearlong process to improve their policy leverage.
In this post, Henna Mahmood introduces the Policy Engagement and Communications Programme, launched in Anglophone Africa to assist think tanks in strengthening their policy engagement and impact.