In this post Laura ffrench-Constant argues that many of the perceived problems researchers face when writing policy briefs can be unpacked and even solved with some careful consideration and the right advice.
Evidence into policy
As a means of bringing into focus the need for clear and effective messaging within policy briefs we are launching a twitter game as part of Policy Brief Week: #r2aconundrums.
What is implementation science, and what can it do for the field of global health? FHI 360 brought together over 150 public health specialists, researchers, scholars and donors in Washington, DC, to wrestle with these questions.
This post introduces a study into developing and implementing gender sensitive policies and programmes in Pakistan
Earlier this month, the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) released a report that seeks to answer a compelling question: Does research drive international development?
When working on policy influence in Africa, it is easy to encounter situations for which there is no guidebook available. The mentors hired as part of the TTI PEC programmme confronted this stark reality.
There are many (brilliant and essential) initiatives around better linking academic research and policy such as 3ie, DRUSSA and Research Impact. However it is not just research-generated ‘knowledge’ that does and should inform development policy.
The International Growth Centre (IGC) is looking for a Managing Editor. The succesful candidate will play a crucial role in translating IGC academic research into easily understandable policy advice and compelling ideas for growth, working closely with IGC researchers.
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.
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)