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Lessons for using evidence in policy and practice

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-19T10:15:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-19T10:15:17Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15433
dc.description.abstract This final chapter draws together findings and lessons from this study with reference to the analytical framework described in Chapter 3. We reflect on the evidence journeys of the cases in their individual contexts. Diverse sources of evidence were used in across the different cases, and a wide range of evidence use interventions applied. Where an evidence system (such as a national evaluation system) existed, it helped to standardise many of these interventions. Building agreement and trust were key mechanisms leading to change in all the cases, spurring commitment to act. All the case studies resulted in changes in procedures, in some cases extending to changes in policies or budgets. A core message is that evidence use is complex and begins long before an evidence journey starts. Evidence use needs to be planned for and woven into the institutional culture. This needs active facilitation of the process, often in a knowledge brokering role which manages both the supply of and the demand for evidence. Is evidence use the answer to African problems? On its own it is not, but it can make a contribution by helping to lessen the influence of partisan interests and providing some of the answers needed when decisions have to be taken. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject AFRICAN POLICY en
dc.title Lessons for using evidence in policy and practice en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle Using evidence in the policy and practice: lessons from Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Goldman, I. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Pabari, M. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11534 en
dc.PageNumber 224-241 en
dc.outputnumber 10721 en
dc.bibliographictitle Goldman, I. & Pabari, M. (2021) Lessons for using evidence in policy and practice. In: Goldman, I. & Pabari, M. (eds).<i>Using evidence in the policy and practice: lessons from Africa</i>. London: Routledge. 224-241. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Goldman, I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pabari, M. en

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