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- Blog Post06 Apr 2017: The terms evidence-based and evidence-informed policy have become commonplace in the development vernacular and many development actors, including Eldis, work to promote the use of research evidence in the design and delivery of developm
- DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2016DFID funds research in order to contribute to its overarching goal of poverty reduction. We fund some research which aims to produce new products or technologies that directly improve the lives of poor people. Other research produces knowledge and will only have an impact if it is understood and used to inform decisions.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015The Global Open Knowledge Hub (GOKH) programme, implemented by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in collaboration with a range of partners, aims to build a global open knowledge platform for open data sharing and exchange on a broad range of development issues.DocumentPOPPOV / Population and Poverty Research Network, 2014Policymakers and advocates agree that using evidence to inform decisions is essential for good policymaking and program design, given that limited resources require decisionmakers to allocate budgets effectively. Recognising these issues, funders have invested resources in communicating research findings to inform and empower decisionmakers.DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2009Policy-makers are experimenting with billions of people’s lives on a daily basis without informed consent, and without rigorous evidence that what they do works, does not harm, and could not be achieved more efficiently through other means. In this context, carefully designed and implemented evaluations have the potential to save lives and improve people’s welfare.DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 20123ie 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. A multi-armed randomised control design was used to find answers to three research questions:DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2011The 3ie conference, Mind the Gap: From Evidence to Policy Impact, brought to centre stage the need to address this “tension between learning and doing” as Ruth Levine (Hewlett Foundation) called it in the conference opening.Organisation3ie supports the production of new evidence by financing new policy relevant impact evaluations, and supporting the synthesis of existing evidence on particular topics.