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.
Evidence into 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.
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)
In this post, we learn about the three golden rules for researchers when trying to inform policy, as set out by Dr. Charles Griffin
Chris Tyler, writing in the Guardian, posted an article today called Top 20 things scientists need to know about policy-making. Although this is set within a UK context, the R2A team felt that it would be really interesting to offer a response to this that focuses on policy-making in the development context.
Reflections from a Policy Dialogue event that brought together policy actors and researchers to explore specific challenges around getting research into policy and making evidence-based policies.
‘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.
The Policy Engagement & Communication (PEC) Program is a 1 year programme based on a mentorship model for highly engaged support, this think piece focuses on the interim lessons from the first six months of the programme.
We are looking for a Programme Officer to work closely with programme staff to deliver the activities of the Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) programme, specifically, building capacity to use of research evidence.