This short document is a useful guide to researchers and other professionals working on the uptake of research in policy and practice. The guide lists papers, briefs and videos that run through crucial concepts and tools that could be used for developing a policy engagement strategy.
SciDev reports on how most scientists are unsure of how to engage with policymaking processes; better insight is the first step to engaging with policymaking more effectively; and scientific evidence gains traction when it tells a clear and relevant story. Read More
An overview of different online tools and sites that can be used throughout the life-cycle of research to increase knowledge sharing, enhance the credibility of research, and improve the dissemination of it in the short-, medium- and long-term.
A case study on how an impact evaluation of Brazil’s Bolsa Família Programme helped silence its critics and improve policy
From impact evaluations to paradigm shift. A case study of the Buenos Aires Ciudadanía Porteña conditional cash transfer programme
This case study looks at how the evaluations of Ciudadanía Porteña: Con Todo Derecho, a cash transfer programme in Buenos Aires, were used to influence policy.
3ie and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), in collaboration with Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), explored the effectiveness of a policy brief for influencing readers’ beliefs and prompting them to act.
Simon Batchelor (IDS) and Duncan Green (Oxfam GB) explain how they got interested in Theories of Change. They discuss how ToC can be used in research programmes and how DFID and other donors could created incentives for researchers to use ToC in their work.
Christelle Chapoy interviewed Shahid Vaziralli, Head of programme at the Centre for Microfinance at IFMR Chennai, India on the role of research partners can play in influencing policy. View the video here.
A presentation on a 3ie funded study to evaluate the impact of adult literacy and parenting education classes on child learning outcomes in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Bihar. This presentation presents the case and also the policy influence plan.
A presentation on a 3ie funded study to evaluate the diffusion and impact of new risk mitigation technology in Gujarat India and in particular the impact of insurance on household consumption and investment decisions. This presentation presents the case and also the policy influence plan.