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pdf.png Using Research Evidence. A practice guide 2016

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This guide is aimed at decision-makers in government, charities, voluntary organisations, professional membership bodies and local authorities working in UK social policy and practice. It is not aimed at trained evaluators and researchers, but instead intends to foster intelligent demand for research evidence from wider audiences.



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pdf.png What counts as good evidence? 2013

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This paper reviews the extent to which it is possible to reach a workable consensus on ways of identifying and labelling evidence. It does this by exploring the efforts made to date and the debates that have ensued. Throughout, the focus is on evidence that is underpinned by research, rather than other sources of evidence such as expert opinion or stakeholder views.



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pdf.png What is the evidence on evidence-informed policy making? 2011

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In February 2012, over fifty delegates representing eighteen countries and four continents attended the International conference on Evidence-Informed Policy Making in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The purpose of the Conference was to go beyond anecdote and assumptions and to focus on the actual evidence on evidence informed policy making (EIPM).



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pdf.png Identifying and appraising Policy Options

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This workbook aims to work you through the process of developing options, appraising those options and identifying the way forward. This stage of the policy process must take account of the evidence base and the objectives identified for the policy.



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xml.png How to think like an evidence-informed policymaker 2016

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Although everyone has a different way of doing their job, policymakers who really putting evidence to good use share certain ways of thinking, which might stand you in good stead in other careers.



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xml.png How to think like an evidence-informed policymaker 2016

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Although everyone has a different way of doing their job, policymakers who really putting evidence to good use share certain ways of thinking, which might stand you in good stead in other careers.



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html.png Four strategies for improving knowledge exchange among scientists and decision-makers 2015

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The growing urgency and complexity of sustainability problems, from climate change and biodiversity loss to poverty and inequality, present a significant threat to many societies.  Often described as wicked problems, these issues are characterised by high levels of uncertainty, contested values and political and administrative uncertainty.  As a result there are renewed calls for improved strategies that enhance knowledge exchange among scientists and decision-makers to facilitate evidence-based decision-making.



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html.png Essential Guide: Nine ways research gets into Parliament 2016

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Discussions about research and policy have a tendency to be more reflective about policy-making in general, rather than focusing on the more practical aspects of how research filters through a variety of networks and into policy discussions. This blog looks at nine specific ways research currently gets into Parliament and provides some helpful links on where to start to get more involved.



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pdf.png Approaches To Developing Capacity For The Use of Evidence In Policy Making 2016

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This report reflects on different approaches to developing capacity for the use of evidence in policy making, as used by the VakaYiko programme in countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. It explores, in turn, different approaches at the individual, organizational and systems level, summarizing the range of methods used,and sharing examples from the programme and key lessons learned.



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pdf.png Building capacity for evidence-informed decision making: an example from South Africa 2017

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Through a review of the South African evidence-policy landscape and analysisThrough a review of the South African evidence-policy landscape and analysis of a stakeholder event that brought together EIDM role players, this paper illustrates how one capacity-building programme navigated its position within the national evidence-policy interface.



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