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DFID research: International Conference on Evidence-Informed Policy Making

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Evidence-Informed Policy making has become a hot topic in international development. This has resulted in a lot of activity focused on supporting communication of research outputs, for example in the form of briefings for policy makers. However, such outputs will only have impact if they are accessed and used.

Evidence-Informed Policy making has become a hot topic in international development. This has resulted in a lot of activity focused on supporting communication of research outputs, for example in the form of briefings for policy makers. However, such outputs will only have impact if they are accessed and used.

It is therefore crucial to build the demand for research information from policy makers. To achieve this, it is necessary to understand both the incentives which drive policy makers to look for research information and their capacity to find and evaluate it.

The event runs from 27 February 2012 to 29 February 2012 at the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) conference center, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

The conference will showcase research that:

  • Assesses the needs and demands of policy makers for research information

  • Assess the capabilities of policy makers/influencers to access and use research information

  • Evaluates the use of evidence in current policy making processes (for example the drafting of white papers, bills etc)

  • Explores the links between policy makers, research intermediaries (for example press officers, political advisers, civil servants) and researchers

  • Evaluates efforts to build capacity for Evidence-Informed Policy Making

The event is sponsored by The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)
and is supported by The Wellcome Trust.

For further Information please visit: International Conference on Evidence-Informed Policy Making