This sets out, for the first time, our priority interests for developing evidence to underpin policy development and to learn from delivering polices. Developing DECC’s Evidence Base builds on DECC’s Science and Innovation Strategy (2012), by taking a multidisciplinary assessment of our medium-term evidence needs.
It helps the Department identify synergies between work areas, allowing areas to join up to achieve better value for money and better outcomes in undertaking analysis or commissioning research. It also provides the basis for considering DECC’s future research and analysis priorities.
The document highlights DECC’s commitment to open policy making; that we will widen access to the data and modelling associated with or generated through policy delivery. In addition to improving transparency, this will help others contribute effectively to the policy debate, including by developing additional analysis or tools.
We’re keen to speak to the external research community about how your research and analysis might be directed to have maximum impact on the policy making process. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.