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Evaluation and Communication in Practice

by Ricardo Ramirez, DECI-3 A November 2017 collection by Palgrave Communications provides examples of the politics of evidence-based policy making. The overview by Professor Paul Cairney (Univ. of Stirling, UK) emphasizes the importance of confirming how and why policy-makers demand information, and about the policy-making process itself.  This strategy requires skills in knowledge translation and [...]

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by Ricardo Ramirez, DECI-3 All DECI partners are in the business of conducting research with a practical purpose: namely influencing policy so that impact can be manifested at scale.  Most research teams are well aware of the policy context; they live in it and have ongoing contact with its protagonists and the many intermediaries. The [...]

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by Ricardo Ramirez, DECI-3 DECI partners are immersed in evidence-informed policy making.  We have witnessed how they navigate a complex world, playing a number of different brokering roles.   The following example  summarized from an LSE Blog by Sarah Quarmby provides relevant pointers. Sarah’s entry is based on her work with the Wales Centre for Public [...]

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by Ricardo Ramirez, DECI-3  The DECI Team’s experience working with research partners is that most often they already have a communication strategy in place. It is a de facto way of networking and connecting with a community of interest, combined with the use of media channels to disseminate findings to interested audiences.  Some teams are [...]

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