Evidence and Policy

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…

Drafting and validating your research agenda

Drafting and validating your research agenda

[Editor’s note: This post is the fifth 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…

Why do we need to analyze our context to design a research agenda?

Why do we need to analyze our context to design a research agenda?

[Editor’s note: This post is the fourth 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…