The purpose of this desk-study is to provide information and recommendations on improving the communication channels through which water research, policy making and practice interact. The focus is on communication processes for improving the utilization of research results. It is assumed that the communication channels between research and policy and practice work both ways – for communication results as well as for communication demand for new research.
The Guidance Note can help SPLASH project partners and others engaged in the sector to learn which are possible policy entry points for water for development research and the role which can be played by intermediaries. In this way, it should lead to increased utilization of research and engagement with relevant actors.
ERAC-CT-2006-036268. February 2008, 19 pp.