What works to promote research-policy engagement?

Authors: Kathryn Oliver, Anna Hopkins, Annette Boaz, Shannon Guillot-Wright, Paul Cairney Background: To improve the use of evidence in policy and practice, many organisations and individuals seek to promote research-policy engagement activities, but little is known about what works. Aims and objectives: We sought (a) to identify existing research-policy engagement activities, and (b) evidence on…

Science Advice Ecosystems in France, Portugal and Greece – Joint Research Centre Reports

During September 2022, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published the three external expert reports that assess the science-for-policy ecosystems of France, Greece, and Portugal in their local language, after having been published some of them in English a few months ago.

Evidence-informed policy making – Building a conceptual model and developing indicators 2022 – EU Report

In principle, the application of available scientific evidence to policy making should improve its quality. As normative values and political judgements often also play a key role in decision making, this implies that evidence informs policy instead of determining it. In this context, the subject of the following study is the role of evidence in…

Assessing national institutional capacity for evidence-informed policymaking: the role of a science-for-policy system – Kathryn Oliver 2022

This report sets out a conceptual map for potential elements of a science-for-policy advisory ecosystem. The aim of this map is not to propose an ideal system, but rather to highlight how elements need to connect with each other at multiple levels; to allow us to ask how all involved in evidence production, mobilisation and…

Interlinkages and policy coherence for the Sustainable Development Goals implementation: An operational method to identify trade-offs and co-benefits in a systemic way

Abstract:The broad scope and complexity of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute a new challenge for policy. The identification of effective implementation strategies would need to be supported by coordinated policies that take into account the multiple relationships existing between the different dimensions of sustainability. This report proposes an original method to identify and deal…

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