Thanks to everyone who has been following Policy Brief Week 2014 here on R2A. It’s been a great week with lots of interesting content and discussion on the site and through social media. We hope everyone feels like they know a little bit more about writing effective policy briefs.
Audio & Video
CPD shares its experiences of creating a video to tell the story of one of their important annual exercises: the annual budget review.
In his second podcast this week, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains how your theory of change can be adapted into an effective means of monitoring and evaluating your success.
In this podcast, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains the importance of testing and reflecting upon the assumptions contained across your theory of change.
Welcome to the Think Tank Policy Engagement and Communications Program’s theory of change week. To get us started, here is an excellent introduction to theory of change developed by Result for Development’s Senior Program Director Courtney Tolmie.
FUSADES has started implementing a stakeholder mapping methodology called “The Tipping Point” (developed by Yolanda Talavera) to map the key stakeholders according to research topics and strategic initiatives.
A six minute video highlighting the change in organisational culture in the Instituto Desarrollo, brought about by participating in the TTI PEC programme.
This post presents three new podcasts, developed as part of the PEC programme, on measuring the impact of research communications. These will provide a focal point for a peer-learning event on March 12th.
The Deputy Director of systematic reviews at 3ie (the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), Phil Davies discusses how research doesn’t always provide straightforward answers to specific problems.
Last week Research to Action attended the Future of Impact Conference in London, hosted by the DESCRIBE project (University of Exeter). The audio recordings are now available here as a podcast.
Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of Open Access publishing and explain what Open Access is through this short animated video.
Taking information to the consumer. Duncan Edwards-IDS from Research to Action on Vimeo. Duncan Edwards talks about developing Application Programming…