Posts Tagged "Evidence"

Evidence-based policy discourse: a policy about policy

Evidence-based policy discourse: a policy about policy

Policy must be based on evidence. That is the cornerstone of development and poverty studies, and a discourse adopted by almost all think tanks and organisations that conduct research in these fields. Andries du Toit makes the case that evidence-based…

Throwing a rock at Evidence?

Throwing a rock at Evidence?

This post was written by Nilakshi De Silva, Senior Research Professional at the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Sri Lanka I always feel a little uncomfortable when we refer to research findings as ‘evidence’. The term is very close to the idea…

Is evidence enough to underpin policy? Horizontal policy-making in Chile

Is evidence enough to underpin policy? Horizontal policy-making in Chile

However different policy processes might be around the world, including evidence in them seems generally desirable. The question is whether more is always better, or in other words, whether technically sound policy is a sufficient condition for continued development. Chile…

Call for essays and blog posts

Call for essays and blog posts

We want to contribute to a better understanding of a number of issues related to the interaction between ideas and politics in developing countries. We are seeking for arguments, reflections and insights that, based on existing knowledge, support us in…