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Evidence-Based Policy

Many development scholars feel that development research does not make its way into policy as much as it should, while many policy-makers feel that research is largely irrelevant to the problems that they have to address. Can this dissonance be reduced – and if so, how? This blog series presents the point of view of the users, rather than the creators, of social science research. 

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  • 22 July 2019
  • Post by Akec, John A.
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Using blogs, humor and anecdotes to influence development policy

How can research insights be made accessible to broad sectors of society? This column cites examples of successful communicators of scientific...

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  • 25 June 2019
  • Post by Wallace, Matthew L.
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New knowledge for development: ecosystems for connecting demand and supply

How can science from the Global South play a greater role in development policy? This column outlines how to build effective ‘research ecosystems’...

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  • 17 June 2019
  • Post by Knippenberg, Erwin
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Measuring household resilience using high-frequency data

High-frequency data collection at the level of households in developing countries offers the potential to measure their resilience and to act quickly...

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  • 02 June 2019
  • Post by Koršňáková, Paulína
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Making the most of international large-scale assessments in education

International large-scale assessments are often described as an investment in a country’s education system. But who acts to ensure that the...

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Comment of the Week

"Today’s development research mixes scientific endeavor with technical advocacy. Scholars are encouraged to contribute research-based solutions to development challenges, and are expected to distill recommendations from their analysis and evidence. They are also advised to communicate the implications of their findings in ways that can reach policy-makers and practitioners most effectively, and then demonstrate their impact on decisions and outcomes."

By Founding Editors , "Editorial – Mobilizing development research to address global challenges"

 

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