Six strategies to ensure policies are backed by evidence ¶
By: Andy Nobes on Oct. 30, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
(From blog post here - which links to the full study https://i2insights.org/2018/10/30/strategies-for-evidence-backed-policies/)
"The six strategies are:
- A system for commissioning rapid reviews responsive to policy maker needs: A mechanism to assess policy makers’ review requirements can help ensure they are targeted with relevant syntheses of research evidence, whether as brief summaries or detailed reports.
- Tailored approaches to presenting research findings to policy makers: Tailored targeted messages are important to alert policy makers to relevant research findings and to enable their access to them.
- The involvement of policy makers in research teams and networks: Collaboration of research producers and users can cut across all parts of the research process, from shaping research questions, to methodology, data collection, interpretation of and implementing the results.
- Interactive seminars for communicating evidence to policy makers: Traditional seminars can stimulate the thinking of policy makers and interactive round-tables can enhance the relevance and effectiveness of presentations and dialogue.
- Initiatives to build individual and organisational capacity to consume research evidence: Organisation-level interventions can boost receptivity to research evidence. Knowledge brokers and individual training in critical appraisal and research literacy can also be helpful.
- Funded institutional-level collaborations: Grant-funded, institutional level centres can effectively bring together policy makers, service providers and researchers."
What has your experience been as a policy maker or researcher? Do you have strategies or lessons to share?