Posts Tagged "evidence-based policy"

What’s the evidence on Evidence Informed Policy Making?

What’s the evidence on Evidence Informed Policy Making?

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Andrew Clappison, Communication Manager at CommsConsult and Programme Manager of Research to Action.]   One of the key indicators of policy influence is ‘framing debates’ (Jones and Villar, 2008) and there is no doubt that the…

Have Evidence, Will… Um, Erm (guest post)

Have Evidence, Will… Um, Erm (guest post)

[Editor’s note: This post was written and published by Heather Lanthorn and Suvojit Chattopadhyay. Heather is PhD Candidate in Global Health Policy (Harvard University) based in India, and Suvojit is a development professional with a particular focus on M&E. It…

Evidence Based Policy + Citizen Participation: can they be combined?

Evidence Based Policy + Citizen Participation: can they be combined?

[Editor’s note: This post was written by René Cardoso Baltazar (@rcardosob), strategic advisor to the International Foundation for the Development of Reliable Governments (FIDEGOC). It is a response to Andrea Ordóñez’s paper “Defining problems or providing solutions? The role of…

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…

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…

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…