Policy briefs are useful influencing tools for think tanks and research institutions. This quick guide, developed as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program, is aimed at researchers and communications staff who are planning policy briefs for the first time, or want to review their approach.
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.
A spanish-language Publications Policy, developed by Vanesa Weyrauch for ASIES, as part of the Policy Engagement and Communication programme, has helped the think tank to roll out a consistent corporate identify across its diverse publications.
ASIES Facilitator Vanesa Weyrauch shares a spanish-language guide to communications policies that describes a set of tools for think tanks who participate in diverse communication practices to raise visibility of both their organisation and published research.
Join us for our first Research to Action free Webinar! Guest speaker, Social Media Consultant Betty Paton, will be presenting on her experience managing the @DFID_Research twitter account for the Department for International Development from 2010 to 2013.
This guide to Twitter takes you from setting up an account, through building Twitter relationships, to creating and managing lists. It also focuses on policies and procedures, style and tone-of-voice and strategic Twitter goals.
This guide, developed by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), offers guidance on the use of data visualization, the different stages of visualization development and how it is relevant to communicating your research.
This simple guide, developed by IDS as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communcations (PEC) programme, is desiged to help people understand what strategic communications is, and what it is not, from a research communications perspective.
This guide provides a sample of frameworks around getting research into policy, which may be of use to think tanks and researchers alike.
The following practical tips have been put together to assist you in making the most of twitter, specifically monitoring and evaluating the impact your twitter activity is having.
Earlier this year we explored why case studies are a bridge to influence. Researchers who work in development will always hope to engage, inform and inspire. Here are 10 tips to help you tell your impact story more clearly.
This guidance note aims to support DFID-funded research programmes as they develop and implement their research uptake strategy. Research programmes which are part-funded by DFID should consult with their DFID programme manager to determine which part(s) apply to them.
Presenting a paper at a conference, or being a discussant at a workshop round table can be stressful, but preparation, structure, sensible design and good content will always see you through.