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    Assessing the Quality of Evidence

    06 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
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    Capacity building for decision makers to use evidence in policy making in Sudan

    International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2016
    Sudanese public policy is often seen as typically based on party ideology and the changing interests or socio-cultural beliefs of the National Congress party, which is a leading political party in the country. This is particularly the case with policies that disproportionately affect women such as the Public Order Laws.
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    Building capacity for the use of research evidence in Ghana’s Ministry of Employment

    International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2017
    The importance of evidence in public policy making is widely recognised in Ghana at top levels of government. The overarching national development strategy, the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Strategy (GSGDA II), sees evidence playing a key role in strong and efficient development planning and economic management.
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    Increasing evidence use among Ethiopia’s health planners and policymakers

    International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2016
    Between 2015 and 2016, Jimma University developed and ran a training and mentoring programme with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to improve the Ministry’s capacity for using evidence in policy making. This case study discusses the project and its potential for shaping the institutional culture of this busy department.
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    The Politics of Evidence

    Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2016
    There has been an enormous increase in interest in the use of evidence for public policymaking, but the vast majority of work on the subject has failed to engage with the political nature of decision making and how this influences the ways in which evidence will be used (or misused) within political areas.
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    Summary of the first UN World Data Forum: 15-18 January 2017

    International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2017
    This IISD summary provide a synthesis of discussion and outcomes from the first UN World Data Forum held in South Africa from 15-18 January 2017.
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    Research uptake: a guide for DFID-funded research programmes

    Department for International Development, UK, 2016
    DFID 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.
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    ‘Tomorrow Will Not Be Like Yesterday ’ Sahariya Tribals emerge from the shadows

    ActionAid International, 2014
    This edition in the series of Critical Stories of Change presents the story of Sahariya tribals categorized as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG). They reside in contiguous areas of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
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    Helpdesk report: Comparative advantage of the private sector in delivery of health services

    Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2016
    This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the areas of likely comparative advantage of the private sector in delivery of health care services for public health goals particularly in the areas of MNCH and SRH including work with adolescents and SGBV?
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    The future of knowledge sharing in a Digital Age: exploring impacts and policy implications for development

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
    We live in a Digital Age that gives us instant access to information at greater and greater volumes. The rapid growth of digital content and tools is already changing how we create, consume and distribute knowledge. Even though globally participation in the Digital Age remains uneven, more and more people are accessing and contributing digital content every day.

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