Evidence and Policy

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: The Communication of Research

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: The Communication of Research

The communication of research In this section: Knowledge translation Digital tools and their impact on policymaking, research and communications The media and policy influence Knowledge Translation & Brokering Influencing policy through research is not a simple case of producing knowledge…

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Research within the Policy Process

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Research within the Policy Process

Research within the policy process In this section: The political economy of research uptake The role of narratives & ideas in policy arguments Evidence-informed/evidence-based policy and influence Research functions/roles in different policy contexts The political economy of research uptake As…

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Research Agenda and Production

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Research Agenda and Production

Research agenda and production In this section: Key factors influencing think tanks and policy research organizations in setting their research agenda What role can (and do) private sector actors & philanthropic organizations have in funding policy-oriented research? Key factors influencing…

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

Introduction ‘Evidence-based policy’ has become something of a holy grail for policymakers intent on formulating pragmatic, effective policies which work on the basis of evidence rather than ideology. In the last decade it has increasingly been seen as both an…

Topic Guide on Politics & Ideas: Research and policy

Topic Guide on Politics & Ideas: Research and policy

This Topic Guide covers a number of topic and issues identified during a process of discussion and debate among the team members and others involved and is part of the Research Agenda for Politics & Ideas. It is presented in sections below and…

Politics & Ideas: An open research agenda

Politics & Ideas: An open research agenda

Creating a research agenda is always an exciting job. On the one hand, we are always seeking for overarching structures and frameworks that can help us to see our work in a more strategic and coherent manner. And on the…

Global research organisations, foreign funding and absent states: the health research agenda in Peru

Global research organisations, foreign funding and absent states: the health research agenda in Peru

In the academic world, little attention has been paid to how the priorities and agendas of global research organisations, along with their funding mechanisms, affect research projects in developing countries where there is a lack of state interest in research….

Health research and the media – challenges in communication

Health research and the media – challenges in communication

Research centres such as think tanks might produce noteworthy findings on advancements in the health sector. Yet, what factors impede journalists to accurately report health research and support debate on health? A report by Robert Vincent, Senior HIV and AIDS…

Social media and open access as a new form of peer review

Social media and open access as a new form of peer review

Peer-reviewing an article is a process used in order to guarantee the quality of the research conducted. However, traditional peer review processes are sometimes considered slow, which stifles innovation, and researchers do not know who is reviewing them as these…

Say no to developing new communication channels that are not linked to your core business

[Editor’s note: This Idea was shared by Laura Zommer, CIPPEC’s former Head of Communications and current Director of Chequeado.com] I was Director of communication at CIPPEC, a leading think tank in Latin America, for almost eight years. When I joined…