This guide provides an introduction to stakeholder engagement, introducing a number of tools that can be used to better understand who your stakeholders are.
6 March 2014
Measuring the impact of your communications tactics: An interactive peer-learning event presented by PEC
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.
5 March 2014
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.
27 February 2014
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.
25 February 2014
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.
19 February 2014
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.
The following practical tips have been put together to assist you in making the most of twitter, specifically monitoring and evaluating the impact your twitter activity is having.
Duncan Green proposed a novel idea whilst giving a talk promoting his latest book at the University of Edinburgh: NGOs can teach academics a lot about impact.
We want to make R2A as useful to you as it possibly can be, and for that reason from time to time we will be calling on you to tell us how you think we are doing. We would be most grateful if you could spend 5 minutes of your time and complete our user survey.
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, Jorge Benavides reflects on FUNDESA’s experience of working with the media and offers very valuable advice for researchers and think tanks looking to make the most of their media engagement.
2013 was a busy year for all our bloggers on R2A. Here is a selection of posts that proved the most popular over the course of the year. A big thanks to all those people that contributed!
This practice paper from IDS captures lessons from recent experiences on using ‘theories of change’ amongst organisations involved in the research–policy interface.
ILRI seeks to recruit a Communications Specialist to develop and implement an outcome-driven communications strategy to increase awareness and visibility of ReSAKSS research activities, outputs, and outcomes.