This Short Course from the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) aims to equip participants with the concepts, skills and competencies required to operate more effectively at the interface between policy and research.
The course will run over five weeks starting on Tuesday 18 January and finishing on Thursday 17 February 2022.There is increasing pressure on government officials, research programmes and NGOs to make better use of evidence for the production of viable policy options. Influencing decision makers with evidence and contributing to policy formulation requires an explicit focus on power and politics in highly complex policy environments. You will join research programme managers, government officials and policy advocates to explore what we mean by evidence, whose knowledge really counts and how you can more effectively engage and shape policy with evidence. You will acquire conceptually rigorous tools for analysing policy context, identifying and assessing policy relevant research and framing it for policy. The course attracts a diverse range of evidence producers and users, advisors and advocates, which provides you with a unique opportunity to share learning and reflect on your own organisational context and how to make better use of research.
For more information please visit the IDS Website here.