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.
Evidence into policy
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.
Dr. Roger Harris reflects on the impact of research on development policy and practice, built upon a literature review produced as a contribution to a new book for the SIRCA programme.
Jessica Romo introduces some of the valuable research SciDev.Net have been doing around Evidence Informed Policy Making. Jess introduces a blueprnt for for ensuring evidence is used for policy and development.
New initiative by the UK government that seeks to create a series of evidence centres to improve the way evidence is used in policy.