“Evidence is crucial to successful policymaking. However, in many low and middle-income countries, policy makers lack the capacity to effectively access, appraise and apply research when making decisions.”
This was the starting assumption behind the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme –
a £15.7 million initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) from 2013–17.
This report presents the findings of the three-year realist evaluation of BCURE.