A politically informed perspective, then, must begin from a recognition that policies typically involve multiple social concerns, and there can be different evidence bases relevant to each one.
Justin Parkhurst, 2017
The potential for close linkage between good information and “good policy making” is routinely undermined by two important mechanisms: political and organizational.
Brian Head, 2015
Many would argue that evidence-influenced, or even evidence-aware is the best that we can hope for.
Davies, Nutley and Smith, 2000
The first questions the feasibility of the project—to what extent can evidence provide the basis for better policy? The second questions its desirability—to what extent should policy be guided by evidence?
Ian Sanderson, 2010