This practice paper from IDS captures lessons from recent experiences on using ‘theories of change’ amongst organisations involved in the research–policy interface.
Papers & Reports
‘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…
A team from the University of Exeter’s (UK) DESCRIBE project ,funded by JISC, have authored a report which gives guidance on the definition, evidence and structures required to capture research impacts and benefits.
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 working paper offers guidelines that nonprofit organizations can use when designing evaluations to learn about both their investments in communications strategies and the impacts of those investments.
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.
Over the last decade, there has been increasing debate around how to most effectively use research evidence to inform policy…