CommsConsult are now into the final year of work on the 3-year 3ie Policy Influence Monitoring project, where the focus has recently shifted to some of the project’s evaluation deliverables; most notably to the ‘Stories of Change’. These stories aim to pull out some of the lessons learned from the Impact Evaluations for application by future such studies.
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 guide provides a sample of frameworks around getting research into policy, which may be of use to think tanks and researchers alike.
Astrid Walker Bourne reflects on the views of think tanks in relation to how policy change happens, arguing that their ability to produce high quality research is as critical as their ability to connect to multiple stakeholders and nurture relationships.
Alex Ademokun provides reflections on Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) through his work on INASP’s Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI)
In this post, we learn about the three golden rules for researchers when trying to inform policy, as set out by Dr. Charles Griffin
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.
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.
‘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.
The Policy Engagement & Communication (PEC) Program is a 1 year programme based on a mentorship model for highly engaged support, this think piece focuses on the interim lessons from the first six months of the programme.
Dr. Roger Harris reflects on the impact of research on development policy and practice, built upon a literature review produced as a contribution to a new book for the SIRCA programme.
Jessica Romo introduces some of the valuable research SciDev.Net have been doing around Evidence Informed Policy Making. Jess introduces a blueprnt for for ensuring evidence is used for policy and development.