Evidence and Policy

How can we make our research to be policy relevant?

How can we make our research to be policy relevant?

At Politics & Ideas we are convinced that doing high quality and policy relevant research is just as important as communicating or disseminating it effectively to ensure its impact on policy. That is why in 2015 we launched the online…

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…