Posts by Clara Richards

Seven ways to support organizational change for evidence use

Seven ways to support organizational change for evidence use

How can we support organizational change in the way evidence is used in policy? Contextual understanding, locally led approaches and flexibility are required, writes Clara Richards

Participants in INASP's Evidence-Informed Policy Making Team's VakaYiko project symposium 2016

Evidence reading: Innovation in organizational change

Innovation in development has been the ‘buzz’ word of the last couple of years. We all talk about it but...

‘Reading organizations’: a new diagnostic tool to improve knowledge to policy systems

‘Reading organizations’: a new diagnostic tool to improve knowledge to policy systems

Clara Richards, Senior Programme Manager, Evidence-Informed Policy Making Team, INASP introduces a series of posts on new approaches for organizational...

Botswana Parliament Building

Evidence Reading: How do governments get great?

House of the Parliament of Botswana in Gaborone. The paper discussed in this evidence reading cited Botswana as an example...

Supporting the use of research and knowledge in policy making

INASP is known for strengthening the research and knowledge systems. For almost 25 years, we have been working with different part of this system so it can function as a whole: librarians, publishers, researchers, academics, IT services and their institutions in many countries. More recently, since 2009, we have been incorporating a further key component of the research and knowledge system: the policymakers and other users who need access to knowledge to make better decisions. This group is an important part of INASP's new five-year strategy, as Clara Richards explains.

EIPM Readings #2: Leading change in the public sector

EIPM Readings #2: Leading change in the public sector

The private sector has an enormous amount of literature written on change management, but this paper argues that, although there are some lessons to learn from them, the public sector’s context operates under different rules, which affect deeply how things work and how change can be achieved. I couldn’t agree more.

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