My point here is simple - while we should approach interactions with policymakers and practitioners with optimism, we should not expect it to work miracles or remove barriers that are actually present.
David Christian Rose, 2018
The potential for close linkage between good information and “good policy making” is routinely undermined by two important mechanisms: political and organizational.
Brian Head, 2015
A politically informed perspective, then, must begin from a recognition that policies typically involve multiple social concerns, and there can be different evidence bases relevant to each one.
Justin Parkhurst, 2017
The first questions the feasibility of the project—to what extent can evidence provide the basis for better policy? The second questions its desirability—to what extent should policy be guided by evidence?
Ian Sanderson, 2010