Evidence and Policy

Theatre, a strategy to raise awareness about public policy challenges

Theatre, a strategy to raise awareness about public policy challenges

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Dr. Prasoon Agarwal, Senior Advisor at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head of Communication & Policy Engagement at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP).] In the run up to COP…

Research knowledge is crucial to national and global development

Research knowledge is crucial to national and global development

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Julie Brittain, who has recently become the Executive Director of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) after four years as Deputy Executive Director and Director of Programmes. She shares why INASP’s…

Is influencing policy itself the Holy Grail?

Is influencing policy itself the Holy Grail?

Within current debates on what is policy influence and how to assess whether a policy research  organization has been successful in its efforts or not, there has been recently an increasing acknowledgment of the complexity of this task, and questions…

Evidence-based policies: building what is really possible

Evidence-based policies: building what is really possible

[Editor’s note: This post was written by José Antonio Ramírez Flores, head of the Office of Planning and Budget of the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI, its acronym in Spanish). It is part of a series intended to share results,…