A systematic review to identify new barriers of and facilitators to the use of evidence by policymakers, and assess the state of research in this area.
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.
Evidence from evaluations can be a vital ingredient for policy and programme decision making. However, ensuring evaluations are used by…
To communicate, or not to communicate? At the Bangalore-based Public Affairs Centre (PAC), my challenge was to impress upon a…
This post introduces a study into developing and implementing gender sensitive policies and programmes in Pakistan
In a brief study, Vanesa Weyrauch discusses the recent review Latin American think tank ASIES conducted of their marketing strategy and reflects on engagement and communication tactics of other southern think tanks.
‘Getting to Grips with Evidence’ highlights challenges facing NGOs, and puts these in the context of wider debates about the use of evidence in policy-making and practice. Drawing on two webinars hosted by INTRAC the paper explores issues surrounding the use of evidence by practitioners.
This report reviews existing organisations and processes that provide evidence to policymakers, identify the evidence needs of policymakers in Asia and the Pacific and draw lessons and recommendations for different options for further development of evidence-response mechanisms.
On the 23rd of May 2013 Research to Action attended the University of Huddersfield‘s Public Engagement and Impact: Articulating Value…
New initiative by the UK government that seeks to create a series of evidence centres to improve the way evidence is used in policy.
Have a look at this research paper discussing how to create more for less with the use of evidence, from Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU) School of Management University of St Andrews.
This paper explores and sumarises the discussions that took place during the International Conference on Evidence-Informed Policy Making in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
This paper explores the assumptions underlying ‘evidence based’ approaches to poverty reduction impact assessment, and argues that the discourse of Evidence-Based Policy (EBP) does not always offer good guidance.