[Featured Resource] 10 Things to Know About How to Influence Policy with Research

This week’s resource is from The Overseas Development Institute and was originally highlighted in a community discussion posted by @erinkitchell in April. Along with The Politics of Legal Empowerment: Legal Mobilisation Strategies and Implications for Development and Political Economy Analysis: Guidance for Legal Technical Assistance, these resources focus on how legal empowerment efforts and strategies can be used to influence policy advocacy.

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Public policies that seek to address these challenges will only work if the choices made by decision-makers, technical or political, are informed by the best available evidence.This is why research is essential. It can produce good evidence to inform local, national and international policy that, in turn, has the potential to transform lives for the better. But influencing policy is neither easy nor automatic – you need to want to do it. To be successful, you need to be open to different ways of working.Here are 10 things you need to know if you want to use research to influence policy.

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