Guidance based on best practice and success stories in particular, often reflect unequal access to policymakers, institutional support, and credibility attached to certain personal characteristics.
Kathryn Oliver & Paul Cairney, 2019
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
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 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