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Monitoring and evaluation -from our Topic Guide

Monitoring and evaluation -from our Topic Guide

The subject of monitoring and evaluation is central to any effort to attempt to improve the connections between policy and research (or politics and ideas). Funders, particularly those focused on funding research, are keen to know if and how the…

Are researchers isolated from politics? Research within the policy process – from our Topic Guide

Are researchers isolated from politics? Research within the policy process – from our Topic Guide

Researchers are not separate from politics. The separation between research and policy -and politics- is useful for researchers and their funders but is unhelpful when we attempt to properly understand the nature and manner and how ideas develop and make…

The communication of research: insights from our Topic Guide

The communication of research: insights from our Topic Guide

The communication of research is a subject that concerns many in the policy research communities across the developing world. The subject is extensive and covers more than just the channels and tools that research centres and other similar organisations employ…

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

Evidence based policy has, as the Topic Guide states in its introduction, become a sort of holy grail for policymakers (in the North and the South). If the concept is difficult to fully accept in developed countries with strong professional…

A new Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas

A new Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas

Our first product is a Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas. We have worked intensely to produce it but we know that we need your help to complete our task. We want this Guide to become an opportunity for collaboration that…

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Research Agenda and Production

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Research Agenda and Production

Research agenda and production In this section: Key factors influencing think tanks and policy research organizations in setting their research agenda What role can (and do) private sector actors & philanthropic organizations have in funding policy-oriented research? Key factors influencing…

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

Introduction ‘Evidence-based policy’ has become something of a holy grail for policymakers intent on formulating pragmatic, effective policies which work on the basis of evidence rather than ideology. In the last decade it has increasingly been seen as both an…

Topic Guide on Politics & Ideas: Research and policy

Topic Guide on Politics & Ideas: Research and policy

This Topic Guide covers a number of topic and issues identified during a process of discussion and debate among the team members and others involved and is part of the Research Agenda for Politics & Ideas. It is presented in sections below and…

Reading recommendations: research and policy overview

Reading recommendations: research and policy overview

Are you interested in learning more about the relationship between research and policy? The following studies, also found in the Topic Guide, may be of interest:   Solesbury, W. (2001). Evidence Based Policy: Whence it Came and Where it’s Going….