Author Archives: Anne Lan Kagahastian-Candelaria

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About Anne Lan Kagahastian-Candelaria

Anne Lan Kagahastian-Candelaria, Ph.D. is the winner of a 2012 INASP small grant which she used to conduct the study outlined in “Evidence for What? Exploring the definition & political value of evidence-informed policy making according to Philippine Mayors”.

The politics of evidence in policy making
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Anne Lan Kagahastian-Candelaria, Ph.D. introduces her research Evidence for What? Exploring the definition & political value of evidence-informed policy making according to Philippine Mayors. This study tries to bridge the understanding and importance of EIPM between those who produce research and those who consume it for policy purposes; and to evaluate the political value of EIPM in local policy making within the context of local government in Philippines. This study was funded through an INASP small grant in 2012. I was first introduced to the concept of evidence-informed policy making (EIPM) in 2012 during an INASP-led capacity building workshop that targeted policy advocates and practitioners in Asia. I recalled how the different participants would debate about what constitutes a ‘policy’ and, more importantly, what is meant by ‘evidence’. In informal conversations I have with politicians in the Philippines, they use word ‘policy’ to refer to different things. And because they … Continue reading

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