Discussing the Context Matters Framework.

‘Context Matters’ framework for improving evidence use: what do policymakers and practitioners think about it?

The Context Matters Framework is a lens through which to examine the internal and external context in which an organization is working, identify the main factors affecting evidence use, and provide a way to systematically identify how they manifest in any given agency. It considers interrelated areas to help navigate complexity, so that one can better understand the organization, the blockages and opportunities for positive change towards evidence use. This post highlights some of the advantages of the Framework, and areas for improvement, from the perspective of a worldwide range of policymakers, researchers and other practitioners.

Research and knowledge at the heart of development: Transforming the field in the UK

John Young reflects on evidence-informed policy work in the UK today and the need for wider global discussions about what approaches work

Whose knowledge counts? Why citizen evidence can lead to better policy making

Peter Taylor and Emily Hayter discuss the role of citizen evidence in improving policy decisions.

John Young's article.

From community-based livestock services to equitable knowledge ecosystems

New INASP Executive Director John Young shares how his journey from delivering livestock services to promoting the use of appropriate evidence in policy has demonstrated the importance of supporting the whole research and knowledge system and his hopes for INASP going forward.

Discussions in Bangladesh.

Towards an equitable research system for Bangladesh

In October and November 2018, INASP and national partners organized a series of dialogues in Africa and Asia to explore how national research systems could be made more equitable by overcoming prevailing challenges. In this post, Haseeb Md. Irfanullah writes about recent work in Bangladesh to develop a shared vision for the country’s research system.

Bangladesh dialogue event.

Stakeholders from across research system agree bold vision for research excellence in Bangladesh

Representatives from across the research and knowledge system in Bangladesh gathered earlier this month in Dhaka to develop a vision for a more equitable research system within the country and for a stronger role in the global research landscape.

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