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The Alliance for Useful Evidence
The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice in the UK. It is an open–access network of more than 1,400 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally.
What counts as good evidence?: Provocation paper for the Alliance for Useful Evidence
S. Nutley; A. Powell; H. Davies / The Alliance for Useful Evidence 2013
The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a two-day policy advisory group seminar on August 2010 in Somerset West, Western Cape, on the theme: “Stabilising Sudan: Domestic, Sub-Regional, and Ext...
Quality assurance and assessment of scholarly research: a guide for researchers, academic administrators and librarians
Research Information Network 2010
Quality assurance and assessment play many important roles in the research community. They inform crucial decisions on the funding of projects, teams and whole institutions, on how research is conducted, on recruitment and promotion, ...
Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group (GRADE)
The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomings of present grading systems in health care. The working group has developed a common, sensible and transparent approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. The...
Research Excellence Framework: Assessment framework and guidance on submissions
Research Excellence Framework 2011
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). This document sets out the general framework for assessment in the 2014 Research Excellence Fr...
Research Excellence Framework: Panel criteria and working methods
Research Excellence Framework 2012
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). This document sets out the assessment criteria and working methods of the main and ...
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). It will replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and will be completed in 2014. The REF will be undertaken by the four UK higher education funding bodies. The exercise will be managed by the REF team based at HEFCE and overseen by the REF Stee...
GRADE guidelines: 3. Rating the quality of evidence
Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group 2010
This article introduces the approach of Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) to rating quality of evidence in health research. GRADE specifies four categories - high, moderate, low, and very low -t...
Methods for the development of NICE public health guidance, third edition
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, UK 2012
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health. Th...
Evidence Informed Policy Network EVIPNet (EVIPNet)
EVIPNet is a network working to support evidence-informed health systems. EVIPNet takes the form of linked, but distinct country-based and regional networks. Africa, Asia and the Americas each host regional networks, which together work in 25 countries.  At the regional level EVIPNet is supported by the WHO regional offices and by small regional secretariats responsible for promoti...
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Evidence-based policymaking: What is it? How does it work? What relevance for developing countries?
S. Sutcliffe; J. Court / Overseas Development Institute 2005
Evidence-based policy (EBP). is a discourse or set of methods which informs the policy process, rather than aiming to directly affect the eventual goals of the policy. It advocates a more rational, rigorous and systematic approac...
Knowledge, policy and power in international development: a practical framework for improving policy
H. Jones; N. Jones; L. Shaxson; D. Walker / Overseas Development Institute 2013
Good policy is not generated simply by increasing the amount of research on a particular topic - there are complex issues to navigate to ensure that the best available knowledge is sourced, interpreted and used to further development ...
Broadening the range of designs and methods for impact evaluations
Department for International Development, UK 2012
Impact Evaluation (IE) aims to demonstrate that development programmes lead to development results, that the intervention as cause has an effect. Accountability for expenditure and development results is central to IE, but at the same...
Quality in qualitative evaluation: a framework for assessing research evidence. A quality framework
L. Spencer; J. Ritchie; J. Lewis; L. Dillon 2003
Despite many different approaches and traditions within qualitative and evaluative research, there are widespread concerns about quality. This document presents a framework for appraising the quality of qualitative evaluat...
Fit for purpose? Assessing research quality for evidence based policy and practice
A. Boaz; D. Ashby 2003
Traditional mechanisms for assuring research quality through peer review and quality standards (in the academic sector) and research professionalism (in the government and commercial sector) have failed to deliver consistently high qu...
The two worlds of humanitarian innovation
L. Bloom (ed); Dr. A. Betts (ed) / Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford 2013
There has been a gradual shift in the humanitarian world to considering the role that innovation can play in addressing endemic challenges of inefficiency, unsustainability and dependency. Within this ‘humanitarian turn’, ...
Writing the 'Other' into humanitarian discourse: framing theory and practice in South-South humanitarian responses to forced displacement
J. Pacitto (ed); Dr E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (ed) / Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford 2013
Although Southern-led development initiatives have enjoyed increasing attention by academics in recent years, there remains a relative paucity of research on South-South humanitarian responses. In part, this limited engagement with So...
What next for the BRICS Bank?
N. Watson; M. Younis; S. Spratt / Institute of Development Studies UK 2013
A new development bank to be created by the ‘Rising Powers’ of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) is intended to promote greater cooperation between developing countries, and address what is seen by many...
Benefits and challenges for UNDP when working with non-core funds
A. Naik (ed) / The Future United Nations Development System 2013
Private sources of financing have become a growing feature of UN budgets. This report argues that an evaluation of the private financing of UNDP activities reveals both advantages - increased resources, more technical expertise, bette...
Functions and processes at the various interfaces between knowledge, practice, and policy
L. Shaxson (ed) / United Nations University 2012
What is K* and how can we use it? K* is a convenient term for the plethora of acronyms for knowledge brokering (KB), knowledge translation (KT), knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE), knowledge mobilisation (KMb) and many others. Thes...
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International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
The IUSSP aims to promote the scientific study of population, encourage exchange between researchers around the globe, and stimulate interest in population issues. To further its mission, the IUSSP: organizes seminars and workshops to further scientific knowledge organizes training and distance-learning activities to improve the research cap...
Ideas to Impact
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Ideas to Impact supports research and development in climate technologies for developing countries. Through the design and implementation of five innovation prizes, Ideas to Impact will test whether prizes can be designed to achieve significant benefits for marginalised and impoverished communities. It will do so by attracting and...
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID)
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, (ESID, investigates the political drivers of inclusive development, particularly how state capacity and elite commitment can emerge and be sustained, as well as how donors, reformers and activists can support these processes. With a central focus on power relations and the role of ideas, ESID is researching the determinants of develop...
Making All Voices Count (MAVC)
Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness. This Grand Challenge focuses global attention on creative and cutting-edge solutions, including those that use mobile and web technology, to ensure the voices of all cit...
Development Ideas
Development Ideas is a space for thinkers and practitioners to learn, share and debate about international development—its origins, how it has changed and spread over time, and how it may evolve. The group have published an essential reference book for scholars, graduate students, practitioners and policy-makers: International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects  in...
UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS)
UKCDS is a group of 14 UK government departments and research funders working in international development. A small coordinating team brings this group together with researchers and other key organisations to share knowledge and identify opportunities for collaboration.
The Alliance for Useful Evidence
The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice in the UK. It is an open–access network of more than 1,400 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally.
Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group (GRADE)
The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomings of present grading systems in health care. The working group has developed a common, sensible and transparent approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. The...
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). It will replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and will be completed in 2014. The REF will be undertaken by the four UK higher education funding bodies. The exercise will be managed by the REF team based at HEFCE and overseen by the REF Stee...
Evidence Informed Policy Network EVIPNet (EVIPNet)
EVIPNet is a network working to support evidence-informed health systems. EVIPNet takes the form of linked, but distinct country-based and regional networks. Africa, Asia and the Americas each host regional networks, which together work in 25 countries.  At the regional level EVIPNet is supported by the WHO regional offices and by small regional secretariats responsible for promoti...
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