Evidence and Policy

Promoting the use of evidence in parliaments

Promoting the use of evidence in parliaments

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Agnes A.S. Titriku, Program Manager, African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA), Ghana, and it was originally published at INASP‘s blog Practising Development.]   Staff members from three parliaments (Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe) are…

Learning and reflecting on Evidence Informed Policy Making

Learning and reflecting on Evidence Informed Policy Making

[ This post was produced by Emily Hayter is Programme Manager for Evidence Informed Policy Making at INASP: ehayter@inasp.info] After three years, 11 countries, 1, 164 people trained and 26 public engagement events held, the VakaYiko programme led by the…

A co-creation challenge: Aligning research and policy processes

A co-creation challenge: Aligning research and policy processes

[Editor’s Note: This piece was written by Katrin Prager, senior social scientist at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, and originally appeared at Integration and Implementation Insights.]   How does the mismatch between policy and research processes and timelines stymie co-creation? I…

Policy Impact: A Think Tank’s Perspective

Policy Impact: A Think Tank’s Perspective

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head of the Communication and Policy Engagement Team, and Deeksha M Rao, Intern at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP).]   Introduction The term Think Tank was first used…

Think-tanking in environments with low value assigned to research

Think-tanking in environments with low value assigned to research

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Simonida Kacarska, Research Coordinator at the European Policy Institute, Macedonia. It is the tenth article of a series of reflections to share what facilitators and participants learned through P&I’s online course Doing policy relevant research, ran for the…

The power of reflection when building your research agenda

The power of reflection when building your research agenda

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Tanja Jakobi, Media analyst and researcher at CENTAR Public Policy Research Centre, Serbia. It is the ninth article of a series of reflections to share what facilitators and participants learned through P&I’s online course Doing policy relevant research, ran…

Methodological choices to inform policy

Methodological choices to inform policy

[Editor’s note: This post is the seventh of a series produced by Andrea Ordóñez and Leandro Echt  from Politics & Ideas to share what we learned through the online course Doing policy relevant research, ran for the first time in the first quarter…