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. Her rare 10 points to help you tell your impact story more clearly.
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.
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.
When writing a policy brief, there are many things one has to consider: The language has to be just right, not too technical but professional. The length has to be brief yet informative and most of all it needs to speak to a pre-identified and targeted audience.
Here is a great toolkit by ODI (Overseas Development Institute) RAPID (Research and policy in Development). This toolkit describes a range of tools that CSOs might use to understand and map political context, in order to engage more effectively in policy processes.
These guidelines, developed through the University of Cape Town’s OpenUCT Initiative take academics through a four step process to improving their online presence, and taking charge of their online visibility.
IDRC have put together this useful guide entitled “How to write a policy brief”. It covers pretty much everything you need to think about when developing a new brief, from framing the problem and defining the structure, to developing actionable recommendations.
There has been a lot of talk and discussion around the use of film and video throughout the last year…
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.