A strategic evaluation of the influence of research on public policy

GRAHAM, Michael
Publication Date 
June 2004
4 p

This four page paper outlines some of the challenges and lessons learned from a strategic evaluation of the policy influence of research supported by IDRC. It asked three fundamental questions: what does policy influence mean? In which cases has research supported by IDRC influenced policy? what factors contribute to, or inhibit, policy influence? It briefly outlines the methodology of the evaluation and presents a summary of the analysis and outputs, as well as factors worthy of further study

Research influence on public policy : the methodology
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