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.
James Georgalakis offers insight from a series of workshops in Nepal, as part of the Think Tanks Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Programme, on the development of institutional level engagement strategies.
Julie LaFrance of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) outlines lessons learned to-date from the PEC Programme – emphasising the need for flexibility in a mentorship based model of capacity development.
In his first contribution to R2A, Robbie Gregorowski explores the latest thinking on capacity development in the field of research uptake, and introduces the concept of ‘Capacity Development 2′ – placing new emphasis on attitudinal and behavioural change.
This simple guide, developed by IDS as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communcations (PEC) programme, is desiged to help people understand what strategic communications is, and what it is not, from a research communications perspective.
In his latest contribution, Roger Harris explores whether the growing focus on open science actually supports knowledge utilisation or ‘open knowledge’, and as a consequence better research uptake.
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.
Nick Benequista argues that think tanks strategic focus, on either supporting evidence-based policies or enhancing public policy decision-making, shapes the way they should be communicating and engaging with stakeholders.