The project supported PPS to select four state institutions and jointly with them developed a framework for research (defining specific research topics, developing Terms of Reference for research, defining selection criteria for social science research institutions). PERFORM also supported PPS in selecting social science research institutions as well as in enabling regular communication between them and state institutions.
- A common understanding of the main impediments to the cooperation of social science research institutes / groups that were involved in the pilots and decision makers / policymaking institutions, has evolved;
- The process of cooperation in four pilots has provided opportunity to both sides – social science research and policy makers – to strengthen mutual trust and better understanding of needs and capacities of the other side;
- In the course of implementing the pilots, good practices of communication and collaboration have been established, which can serve to build future procedures and mechanisms;
- Relevant scientific evidence has been generated and delivered to policy makers; uptake in policy development is currently taking place;
- Based on the impediments identified earlier and the experience from the pilots, mechanisms and systems will be proposed by PPS to facilitate and support the collaboration between social science research and policy makers in the future.
- It is important that both public administration and research community recognise the value and importance of EBPM.
- Public administration (ministries) will have to budget resources for research that will feed evidence into policy and decision making.
- Exploring more interactive models of collaboration between researchers and policy makers.
- The Secretariat will develop a strategy for upscaling and mainstreaming good practices developed during the pilots.
- It is expected that the Secretariat will have capacities developed to run similar pilots for evidence-informed policy making in future, with significantly less support from PERFORM.
For more information:
Read our Intervention Brief
"Collaboration of Social Scientists and Policy Makers, An Evidence-Informed Approach to Policy Making"
Check out our Infographic on the Results of 4 pilot research projects on Evidence-Based Policymaking
Visit the Document section of our website for full reports on all four research projects.
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