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.
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.
‘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.
The K* concept paper, just released, looks to address the array of terms associated with knowledge mobilisation. The paper shows that many of these terms are systemically linked to each other and attempts to unify the field to some extent.
The research presented in this report was conducted during 2010 – 2011, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada) and…
Just as there have been repeated calls for aid evaluation to move beyond outputs to measure downstream impacts, it is also important for the same principles to be internalised in thinking about impact evaluations themselves.
This paper provides an indepth look at the rsearch ‘impact’ that can be attributed to blogging. Written by Berk Ozler…