Posts Tagged "Policy"

What do partisan think tanks seek?

What do partisan think tanks seek?

[Editor’s note:  This is the second of a series of blogs by Claudio Jones on partisan think tanks. The first post can be read here.] Is the political role of partisan think tanks -in Latin America’s new democracies and elsewhere-…

Protocol for case study writing

Protocol for case study writing

[Editor’s note: This post introduces a new material produced by Anne Lan K. Candelaria for Politics & Ideas. This case study protocol will be followed by an example of a case study written by the same author, to be published…

What is behind the idea of Evidence Based Policy?

What is behind the idea of Evidence Based Policy?

In the previous post, I shared Jal Mehta’s framework that can help us take apart an idea into its different dimensions  (I suggest you review it before reading this post). The three dimensions are policy solutions, problem definition and public…

Research and policy Global Development Network Topic Guide

Research and policy Global Development Network Topic Guide

In 2013 P&I, jointly with CIPPEC and Mendizabal Limited on behalf of GDNet, published Research and policy Global Development Network Topic Guide. ‘Evidence-based policy’ has become something of a holy grail for policymakers intent on formulating pragmatic, effective policies which work on…

Young voices, big impact, promising future

Young voices, big impact, promising future

Engaging youth in research is considered a useful source of knowledge on development challenges since they usually provide fresh perspectives and also an effective way of empowering young participation. Involving the young in research processes is fairly new. Recent years…

Leaps of faith: the successful policy without evidence

Leaps of faith: the successful policy without evidence

Finnish schools are among the best in the world, but did not know, and apparently did not want to know it. Ironically, Finns found out that they were actually doing great on education just in 2000 when they participated in…

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….