Projects

ONLINE COURSE LEADERS OF CHANGE: DEVELOPING POLICYMAKERS´ CAPACITY TO PROMOTE THE USE OF KNOWLEDGE IN POLICY

Through the effective combination of practical written modules, webinars and exercises, this eight-weeks online course helps participants reflect, debate and interact about how to contribute to a culture of use of evidence in their organisations. The course also provides practical tools for participants to leverage the evidence generated by researchers and the public sector when discussing, designing and implementing public policies.

The virtual forum and the repository of materials help promote debate as well as the exchange of experiences among participants. Facilitators guide discussions and provide technical support through personalized, detailed feedback on the exercises presented. The course also provides constant assistance for participants to focus their daily efforts in the right direction, based on a successful reading of the political-technical context within which they develop their work.

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45 policy makers have strengthened their capacity to produce and use evidence through the first two rounds if this course in Latin America (2015) and Africa (2016).

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WORKSHOP MORE AND BETTER KNOWLEDGE FOR DECISION MAKING

This one-day face-to-face workshop aims at improving policy makers capacity to produce and use evidence. Participants will be inspired with emerging practices to strengthen evidence informed policy making, will work together in practical exercises around concrete challenges and hold interactive and fruitful group reflections.

 

ONLINE COURSE DESIGNING POLICY RELEVANT RESEARCH AGENDAS

One of the most important abilities of policy researchers and their organisations is to be able to design and conduct a relevant and independent research agenda. Although we often talk about research agendas, we don’t often discuss what these actually are, how they are designed and how they should evolve over time. A policy relevant research agenda is critical to strategically inform policies with evidence.

P&I offers both a long (7 weeks) and short version (2 weeks) of this online course that will guide participants through the process of updating or drafting their personal and institutional research agendas. To this end, we provide an overview of the methods available to incorporate the interests of all stakeholders when planning a policy relevant research agenda, and discuss the organisational arrangements required to maintain a research agenda current, particularly in fast changing policy contexts.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with other policy researchers, exchange ideas and concerns and receive practical and theoretical advice from facilitators with years of experience in the field.

 

WORKSHOP DOING POLICY RELEVANT RESEARCH

This one-day face-to-face workshop guides participants through the process of updating or drafting their personal and institutional research agendas. We provide an overview of the methods available to incorporate the interests of all stakeholders when planning a policy relevant research agenda, and discuss the organisational arrangements required to maintain a research agenda current, particularly in fast changing policy contexts.

 

Do you want to know more about our capacity development approach and activities? Please contact us at contact@politicsandideas.org