"SUPPORT Summaries: Evidence of the effects of health system interventions for low- and middle-income countries"
2020-01-27 connect learns resources systematic reviews tool
One reason for slow progress in achieving the health Millennium Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries is the difficulty policymakers and others have in accessing high quality informati...
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3ie Evidence gap maps: a starting point for strategic evidence production and use
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed policy making learns publication strategic research
Evidence Gap Maps (EGMs) provide an important tool for evidence-informed policymaking and strategic research prioritisation. 3ie EGMs are collections of evidence on the effects of development policies...
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A concept note on Using Evaluation and other Evidence to Strengthen South Africa's Development Outcomes
2020-02-26 connect learns monitoring and evaluation publication
The evaluation system is now spreading across government, with evaluations underway at national and provincial levels, implemented through national, provincial and departmental evaluation plans. DPME ...
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A general inductive approach for analysing qualitative evaluation data
2019-12-03 connect learns monitoring and evaluation research united states
A general inductive approach for analysis of qualitative evaluation data is described. The purposes for using an inductive approach are to (a) condense raw textual data into a brief, summary format; (...
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A guide to collaborative enquiry and social engagement
2020-01-22 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, facilitators and activists working with people to solve problems and support inclusive inquiry and decision-making. It will also be useful to ...
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A guide to using statistics for evidence-based policy
2019-12-04 australia connect evidence-informed decision-making learns
Utilization of evidence in decision-making  
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A step by step guide to Monitoring and Evaluation
2020-02-26 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
This resource is designed to help groups working on community led approaches to climate change and energy conduct their own Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). It aims to provide an accessible backgr...
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A toolkit for monitoring and evaluating children's participation
2020-02-14 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
The toolkit provides a conceptual framework for measuring children’s participation, together with guidance on how to undertake monitoring and evaluation and practical tools that can help you gat...
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Access to research in the global South
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns lmic network
  INASP has done work around enabling access to research for over 20 years. In that time, publishing, technology and the environment in which researchers in low- and lower-middle-income co...
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Accountability principles for policy oriented research organisations
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
We hope that the guide to the framework and online database will be helpful for the deepening of the understanding of accountability issues arising in the context of policy relevant research, and the ...
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Advocacy Toolkit
2020-03-04 connect learns toolkit utilization of evidence in decision-making
A toolkit to develop advocacy strategies to strengthen an enabling environment for evaluation The toolkit contains guidance and tools on how to plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate advocac...
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Advocating for Evaluation
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
A toolkit to develop advocacy strategies to strengthen an enabling environment for evaluation
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African researchers and decision-makers: Building synergy for development
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
Much remains to be done to promote the use of African research findings by decision-makers (in the broad sense) in West and Central Africa. The three-year series of workshops for researchers and decis...
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An assessment of demand for monitoring, evaluation and performance management information and services
2019-12-12 connect learns monitoring and evaluation report research
This report is for use by the CLEAR CESAG Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Center for Francophone Africa. It serves the following purposes: Report on the results of three country M&E d...
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An introductory guide to evidence based influence
2020-01-23 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The Open Society Institute has published a guide on advocacy that may be very useful for think tanks.
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Applying outcome mapping to plan, monitor and evaluate policy
2020-02-26 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
SHARE has applied outcome mapping as an approach to plan, monitor and evaluate its research into use work. Outcome mapping (OM) is an iterative approach to project planning, monitoring and evaluation ...
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Appraisal of Systematic Review
2020-02-26 appraising evidence for decision-making connect learns tool
Appraising evidence for decision-making
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Approaches for Developing Capacity for the Use of Evidence in Policy-Making
2020-01-22 connect guideline learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
This report reflects on different approaches to developing capacity for the use of evidence in policy making, as used by the VakaYiko programme in countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. It e...
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Approaches to Evidence Synthesis for International Development
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper discusses the spectrum of synthesis methods available to generate, explore and test theory, their value to the field of international development and innovations required to make better use...
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Approaches to Evidence Synthesis in International Development
2020-03-04 connect learns publication synthesising evidence for decision-making
This paper discusses the spectrum of synthesis methods available to generate, explore and test theory, their value to the field of international development and innovations required to make better use...
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Articles and working papers on evidence- based decision making
2020-01-09 argentina connect learns utilization of evidence in decision-making website
In this section you will find our articles and working papers on evidence-based policy making.
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Assessing the strength of evidence
2020-01-21 appraising evidence for decision-making connect learns tool uk
As an integral part of its work, the Department for International Development commissions research for a range of purposes: a. Research into the development of new technologies or products (e.g. new m...
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Assessing value for money
2020-02-26 connect guideline learns monitoring and evaluation tool
Practical guidance for assessing value for money (VfM) in international development programmes.
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Attributing development impact
2020-02-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The assessment of complex interventions is defined by the need to make difficult trade-offs: time, money, talent and support always seem inadequate. But such pressures only intensify the need for good...
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Attributing social impact
2020-01-28 connect impact evaluation learns monitoring and evaluation publication
ubstantiating cause and effect is one of the great conundrums for those aiming to have a social impact, be they an NGO, social impact investment fund, or multinational corporation. All face the same q...
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Better evaluation
2019-12-04 connect database learns outside africa
An international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing and generating information about options (methods or processes) and approaches.
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BOND Training events and resources
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
Learn new skills and develop cutting-edge expertise with our highly practical training. We’ve been developing the careers of professionals in the international development sector for over 20 ...
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Bridging economic research and policy in international development: An analytical and practical framework
2020-01-24 connect evidence-based policy evidence-informed decision-making learns research
ODI’s Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme aims to improve the use of research and evidence in development policy and practice through research, advice and debate. The programm...
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Bridging research and policy in international development: An analytical and practical framework
2020-01-24 connect framework learns utilization of evidence in decision-making
The theoretical, case-study, and practical work undertaken by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has identified a wide range of inter-related factors that determine whether research-based and ot...
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Bridging research and policy in international development: The RAPID approach
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns research
Clay and Schaffer’s book ‘Room for Manoeuvre’ in 1984 described agricultural policy processes in developing countries as “... a chaos of purposes and accidents ... not at all a...
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Building and evaluating research capacity in health care systems
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Building research capacity is considered an essential component of strengthening healthcare systems in lowerand middle-income countries (LMICs) (ESSENCE on Health Research, 2011). When research capaci...
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Building Capacity to Act on Evidence: What Does it Take?
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns resources
On June 6, 2017, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) hosted a Global Dialogue event titled “Building Capacity to Act on Evidence: What Does It Take?” Fifty participants – policymakers ...
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Building leaderships for data demand and use: a facilitator's guide
2020-01-22 connect guideline learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
This guide aims to provide the conceptual basis for leading data use within an organization or program, or at the national, state, or district level of government. It includes a variety of leadership,...
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Building on what works: Commitment to evaluation
2020-01-27 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
A commitment to evaluation is demonstrated when agenciescommission credible evaluations on a systematic basis, make the evaluations publicly available and design programmes that are i...
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Building supply and demand for evaluation in Africa
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
To give a sense of the scope of the issue, in most developing countries, evaluators are limited to producing evaluation information, most of the time for a restricted number of people, that more than ...
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California evidence-based clearinghouse for child welfare (CEBC)
2019-12-04 canada connect learns portal
The mission of the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) is to advance the effective implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the c...
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California evidence-based clearinghouse for child welfare (CEBC)
2019-12-12 connect learns research utilization of evidence in decision-making
The mission of the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) is to advance the effective implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the c...
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Campbell Collaboration resources
2019-12-12 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns network
The Campbell Collaboration is an international social science research network that produces high quality, open and policy-relevant evidence syntheses, plain language summaries and policy briefs.
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Campbell Collaboration resources
2019-12-12 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns network
The Campbell Collaboration is an international social science research network that produces high quality, open and policy-relevant evidence syntheses, plain language summaries and policy briefs.
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Can we know better? Reflections for development
2020-02-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This book is intended for all who are committed to human wellbeing and who want to make our world fairer, safer and more fulfilling for everyone, especially those who are ‘last’. It argues...
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Case study: Building Capacity for the Use of Evidence in Gender Policy in Sudan
2020-01-22 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publications
Sudanese public policy is often seen as typically based on party ideology and the changing interests or socio-cultural beliefs of the National Congress party which is a leading political party in the ...
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Case study: Building Capacity for Use of Research Evidence in Ghana’s Ministry of Employment
2020-01-22 'evidence-informed policy making' africa connect learns publication
This case study reports on the impact of evidence-informed policy making training developed through the VakaYiko project and the impact of this training on the Research, Statistics and Information Man...
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CASP Checklist: Case control study
2020-02-11 appraising evidence for decision-making connect learns tool
These checklists were designed to be used as educational pedagogic tools, as part of a workshop setting, therefore we do not suggest a scoring system. The core CASP checklists (randomised controlled t...
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CASP Checklist: Economic Evaluation
2020-02-11 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
These checklists were designed to be used as educational pedagogic tools, as part of a workshop setting, therefore we do not suggest a scoring system. The core CASP checklists (randomised controlled t...
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CASP Checklist: Qualitative data
2020-02-11 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
These checklists were designed to be used as educational pedagogic tools, as part of a workshop setting, therefore we do not suggest a scoring system. The core CASP checklists (randomised controlled t...
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CASP Checklist: Randomised Control Trial
2020-02-11 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
These checklists were designed to be used as educational pedagogic tools, as part of a workshop setting, therefore we do not suggest a scoring system. The core CASP checklists (randomised controlled t...
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Causal Chain Analysis in Systematic Reviews of International Development Interventions
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication systematic reviews
Understanding the extent to which an intervention ‘works’ can provide compelling evidence to decision-makers, although without an accompanying explanation of how an intervention works, thi...
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Challenges to randomization
2020-01-28 connect learns monitoring and evaluation publication
In a randomized evaluation, also called a randomized controlled trial (RCT), a random selection of individuals from a sample pool is offered a program or service, while the remainder of the pool does ...
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Changing researchers into policy entrepreneurs
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This Briefing Paper summarises ODI’s work on understanding how policy processes operate in the real world, as part of its mandate to inspire and inform policy and practice that lead to the reduc...
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Checklist for analytical cross sectional studies
2020-02-12 appraising evidence for decision-making connect learns tool
The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international, membership based research and development organization within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. The Institute special...
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Checklist for systematic reviews
2020-02-12 connect learns online materials systematic reviews tool
Summarizing systematic reviews: methodological development, conduct and reporting of an Umbrella review approach
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Checklist for text and opinion
2020-02-12 connect learns online materials system reviews
Innovations in the systematic review of text and opinion.
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Citizen-based monitoring framework
2020-01-21 africa connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
The Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) was established on the principle that the systematic use of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) evidence in policy, planning and implemen...
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Citizen voices and state accountability: towards theories of change that embrace contextual dynamics
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns policy brief publication
The analytical framework used in this paper draws on the well-known tools of outcome mapping (OM) and political economy analysis (PEA). It provides a new way to develop ToCs to navigate the context-...
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Clearing the fog: new tools for improving the credibility of impact claims
2020-03-03 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
Development actors facing pressure to provide more rigorous assessments of their impact on policy and practice need new methods to deliver them. There is now a broad consensus that the traditional cou...
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Clearing the fog: new tools for improving the credibility of impact claims
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Development actors facing pressure to provide more rigorous assessments of their impact on policy and practice need new methods to deliver them. There is now a broad consensus that the traditional cou...
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Co-producing policy recommendations
2020-01-28 connect learns tool uganda utilization of evidence in decision-making
As part of their research on agricultural investment in Uganda, DEGRP grant holders from the University of East Anglia conducted a series of consultations with local and national stakeholders. ...
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Cochrane information specialist handbook
2020-03-02 appraising evidence for decision-making connect global learns training
Cochrane Information Specialists (CIS) undertake different roles according to their Cochrane Entities' structure. In the majority of Review Groups the CIS's main responsibility is identifying ...
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Cochrane interactive learning
2020-03-03 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication synthesising evidence for decision-making
Developed by world-leading experts, this course provides over 10 hours of self-directed learning on conducting a complete systematic review process for both new and experienced review author...
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Cochrane interactive learning
2020-03-02 connect learns resources tool
Developed by world-leading experts, this course provides over 10 hours of self-directed learning on conducting a complete systematic review process for both new and experienced review author...
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Cochrane Interactive Learning: Conducting an intervention review
2020-01-09 'synthesising evidence for decision-making' connect learns training world-wide
Developed by world-leading experts, this course provides over 10 hours of self-directed learning on conducting a complete systematic review process for both new and experienced review author...
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Cochrane Library
2020-01-09 connect database learns utilization of evidence in decision-making worldwide
The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. 
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Cochrane Library Training hub
2020-03-04 connect learns resources synthesising evidence for decision-making tool
The hub aims to guide you through using the Cochrane Library by providing access to quick training videos, user guides and webinars. We would welcome your comments on your training needs requirements....
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Cochrane update: building capacity in evidence-informed decision-making to improve public health
2020-01-22 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper describes the methods of implementation and evaluation of EIPH training courses by the CPHG, reporting participant experiences, as well as the impact the courses have had on individuals&#39...
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Collections: Rapid Evidence Assessments
2020-03-04 connect learns synthesising evidence for decision-making tool
Rapid evidence assessments provide a more structured and rigorous search and quality assessment of the evidence than a literature review but are not as exhaustive as a systematic review. They can be u...
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Community-based monitoring system
2020-01-27 connect database evidence-informed decision-making learns tool
The CBMS Research Program generally aims to provide a regular source of necessary data for evidence-based policy making, program design and implementation, targeting, and impact monitoring overtime
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Complements and Alternatives to RCTs in Evaluation in Development
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Randomised control trials (RCTs) have attracted increasing attention in evaluation of public policy. They have become some sort of gold standard to determine “what works” in international ...
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Complements and Alternatives to RCTs in Evaluation in Development
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns monitoring and evaluation publication
Randomised control trials (RCTs) have attracted increasing attention in evaluation of public policy. They have become some sort of gold standard to determine “what works” in international ...
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Conceptual and practical classification of research reviews and other evidence synthesis products
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper builds on existing taxonomies and typologies of research reviews to create an inclusive conceptual framework for classifying diverse evidence synthesis methods. Previous typologies are inco...
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Conceptual and practical classification of research reviews and other evidence synthesis products
2020-03-03 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper builds on existing taxonomies and typologies of research reviews to create an inclusive conceptual framework for classifying diverse evidence synthesis methods. Previous typologies are inco...
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Context Matters Framework: Ghana case study
2020-01-28 connect learns online materials utilization of evidence for decision-making
A fundamental part of the diagnostic process was the close collaboration between INASP, P&I and EPA. A focal team of three individuals from EPA worked closely with the INASP and P&I team to de...
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Contextual influences on the role of evidence in health policy development: what can we learn from six policies in India and Nigeria?
2020-01-21 connect health learns research uk
This study explored macro, meso and micro-level influences on the role of evidence in the development of six health policies in India and Nigeria. Macro-level influences included adoption of internati...
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Converting between effect sizes: Campbell policy note 3
2020-03-02 connect learns synthesising evidence for decision-making systematic reviews tool
This Campbell methods policy note on converting between effect sizes sets out current Campbell Collaboration policy on calculating a common effect size from different metrics for use in meta‐analyses ...
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Country-led monitoring and evaluation systems
2020-02-28 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
Within UNICEF, there has long been a recognition that our approaches to monitoring and evaluation have to reflect the nature of our involvement in the development process. The Country Programmes suppo...
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Critical appraisal of prognostic studies
2020-02-26 appraising decision-making evidence for
Appraising evidence for decision-making
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Critical appraisal of qualitative research
2020-02-26 appraising evidence for decision-making connect learns tool
What is qualitative research and why use it?  Theoretical perspectives  What this means for qualitative research methods  Typical research process  Rigour in qualitative research &ndas...
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Data use for programme managers
2020-01-21 connect health learns training uk
The purpose of this course is to promote data use for evidence-based HIV/AIDS program planning and improvement. By the end of this course, learners will understand concepts of data use and approaches ...
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Defining and assessing research quality in a transdisciplinary context
2020-02-11 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Research increasingly seeks both to generate knowledge and to contribute to real-world solutions, with strong emphasis on context and social engagement. As boundaries between disciplines are crossed, ...
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Demand and supply: monitoring, evaluation and performance management information and services in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa
2019-12-12 africa connect learns monitoring and evaluation report
This report synthesizes information from nine studies conducted under the Regional Centers on Learning for Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) Initiative regarding the demand for and supply of monitoring a...
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Designing evaluations to provide evidence to inform action in new settings
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
Policy and interventions should be informed by the best available evidence, but evaluations are not always optimally designed to inform decisions about policies and interventions in new contexts. Lear...
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Designing evaluations to provide evidence to inform action in new settings
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The aim of this paper is to suggest possible ways to address the issue of learning more from evaluations and make recommendations for how CEDIL could advance this area in the programme of work. To ach...
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Details of approaches to synthesis a methodological appendix to the paper
2020-02-26 connect guidelines learns publication synthesising evidence for decision-making
Policy-makers and managers have always used a wide range of sources of evidence in making decisions about policy and the organization of services. However, they are under increasing pressure to adopt ...
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Development of AMSTAR: measurement tool to assess methodological quality in systematic reviews
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication systematic review
Background Our objective was to develop an instrument to assess the methodological quality of systematic reviews, building upon previous tools, empirical evidence and expert consensus. Methods ...
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DFID evidence papers
2020-01-21 connect database learns uk utilization of evidence in decision-making
DFID Evidence Papers aim to offer an authoritative and extensive assessment of the evidence in a given development field. They provide a balanced review presented in an objective manner but do not inv...
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Do academic knowledge brokers exist? Using social network analysis to explore academic research-to-policy networks from six schools of public health i
2020-01-22 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns network
The potential for academic research institutions to facilitate knowledge exchange and influence evidence-informed decision-making has been gaining ground. Schools of public health (SPHs) may play a ke...
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Does evidence matter: Meeting series
2020-02-11 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns network uk
This lunch-time meeting series organised by ODI’s Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme provided an opportunity for researchers, policy makers and intermediaries in the UK to disc...
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e-Learning programme in development evaluation
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation training
The e-Learning programme is free and open to all interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. The course includes online lectures, requested r...
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Embracing evaluative thinking for better outcomes
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
In this study, four international NGOs1 present their experiences using evaluative thinking at the organizational, program, and project levels. These NGOs, InterAction, and CLEAR-AA hope that these ca...
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Enhancing evidence-informed decision making: strategies for engagement between public health faculty and policymakers in Kenya
2020-01-21 connect kenya learns research tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
This article examines the complex interactions and strategies for engagement – both existing as well as desired – between academic Knowledge Brokers (KBs) and national health policymakers ...
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Enhancing organisational performance: a toolbox for self- assessment
2020-01-22 connect guidelines learns publication
This book offers a clear-cut methodology to diagnose institutional strengths and weaknesses at the onset of development activities. In this way, beneficiaries can respond to growing pressures from don...
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Enhancing the Capacity of Policy-Makers to Develop Evidence-Informed Policy Brief on Infectious Diseases of Poverty in Nigeria
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns policy brief
The lack of effective use of research evidence in policy-making is a major challenge in most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). There is need to package research data into effective policy tool...
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Enhancing the use of evidence in South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs: Lessons Learned
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
Efforts to improve the use of evidence amongst policymakers have largely taken an individual approach – focussing on training and mentoring – assuming a lack of knowledge and skills. Whils...
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Environment sector research, development and evidence framework
2020-01-21 connect learns strategy document tool uk utilization of evidence in decision-making
An approach to enhance sector science-policy interface and evidence-based policy making
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EPOC group reviewer resource
2019-12-12 connect learns norway tool
These resources provide guidance for authors of Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) reviews. They have been developed by the EPOC editorial team. They are intended as a supplement to th...
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EPPI-centre online systematic review library
2020-01-21 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
The EPPI-Centre provides and is involved in supporting a number of databases containing primary research studies and evidence reviews, many of which have been used in EPPI-Centre systematic reviews. T...
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EPPI reviewer software
2020-01-21 connect learns synthesising evidence for decision-making tool
EPPI-Reviewer 4 is software for all types of literature review, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, 'narrative' reviews and meta-ethnographies. It is suitable for small or large-scale...
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Evaluating advocacy: an exploration of evidence and tools
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making impact evaluation learns publication
This working paper adds to the growing study and practice of advocacy evaluation by examining the challenges associated with evaluating advocacy initiatives. The authors identify factors associated wi...
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Evaluation of Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
First, evidence use is inherently political. It is often constrained in low and middle-income countries by authoritarian, politicised and fragmented institutions, which are hobbled by financial constr...
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Evaluation Reports for the African Development Bank
2019-12-03 africa connect database development learns
Evaluation Reports for the African Development Bank 
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Evaluation repository
2020-01-22 connect database learns monitoring and evaluation
Search our database of 994 randomized evaluations conducted by our affiliates in 84 countries. To browse summaries of key policy recommendations from a subset of these evaluations, visit the Policy Pu...
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Evaluation Toolkits
2020-03-04 connect guidance learns monitoring and evaluation
This section is designed to provide you with quick and practical guidance as you undertake an evaluation. Click on the topic you are interested in and find a technical note with a suggestion of key ma...
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Evaluations with impact: Decision-focused impact evaluation as a policy-making tool
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making impact evaluations learns publication
In this paper, impact evaluation firm IDinsight argues that, in order to more effectively inform development action, impact evaluations must be adapted to serve as context-specific tools for decision-...
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EviAtlas: A tool for visualising evidence synthesis databases
2020-03-04 connect learns online materials synthesising evidence for decision-making
Systematic mapping assesses the nature of an evidence base, answering how much evidence exists on a particular topic. Perhaps the most useful outputs of a systematic map are an interactive database of...
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Evidence-based education
2020-01-13 connect health learns tool uk
Improving Education: A triumph of hope over experience
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Evidence-based medicine toolkit
2019-12-12 connect health learns tool uk
EBM tools for the five stages of Evidence-Based Medicine
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Evidence-based policies and indicator systems international and multi-disciplinary conferences since 1997
2020-01-21 connect education learns tool uk
 Evidence Based Education (EBE) is a team of assessment experts who can help you understand how to interpret and use your CEM assessment data to support pupil progress and improve school per...
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Evidence-based policy-making
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Over the last decade the UK government has been promoting the concept of Evidence-based policy (EBP). Our partners in the South constantly ask about what is happening in the UK regarding EBP and wha...
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Evidence-based Policy-making: A guide for effective government
2020-01-28 connect evidence informed policy-making learns publication
The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative has developed a framework that governments can follow to build and support a system of evidence-based policymaking. Based on an extensive review of research ...
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Evidence-based policy-making: the implications of globally applicable research for context specific problem-solving in developing countries
2020-01-09 connect health learns research uk utilization of evidence in decision-making
This paper explores the effects of these divergences on EBPM in 5 developing countries (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Nepal).
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Evidence-based policy research: a critical review of some international programmes on relationships between social science research and policy-making
2020-01-27 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
The report has two main objectives. Firstly, to critically present current programmes implemented by international organizations, which seek to enhance the interconnections between social scientific r...
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Evidence-based policy: In search of a method
2019-12-12 connect evidence-based policy learns uk working paper
Evaluation research is tortured by time constraints. The policy cycle revolves quicker than the research cycle, with the result that ‘real time’ evaluations often have little influence on ...
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Evidence-based practice and policy online resource training centre
2020-01-09 connect education learns training usa
Welcome to the BEST training on Evidence Based Practice in Social Work. This training describes a process or an approach to enhance practice and policy decision making. Ultimately aimed at strengtheni...
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Evidence-based practice: Critical appraisal of qualitative evidence
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
One of the key steps of evidence-based practice is to critically appraise evidence to best answer a clinical question. Mental health clinicians need to understand the importance of qualitative evidenc...
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Evidence-based public health training series
2020-03-04 connect health learns training utilization of evidence for decision-making
Today's public health professionals must be able to strategically consider research results, political interests, and community requests when leading program and policy work. The evidence-based pu...
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Evidence-informed decision making: guide to learning and training opportunities
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with a number of partner organizations, has developed a comprehensive guide of training and learning opportunities related to evidence-informed dec...
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Evidence-informed policy-making training curriculum
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns training
The use of evidence in decision-making in the health sector and other development efforts remains sub-optimal due to bottlenecks that operate at individual, system and institutional levels. There are ...
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Evidence-informed policy strategy
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns strategy document
This strategy presents challenges and unprecedented opportunities for data, evaluation, and research to inform policy in low- and middle-income countries. We describe the common ingredients needed for...
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Evidence and gap maps: A comparison of different models
2020-03-02 connect learns online materials utilization of evidence for decision-making
Evidence maps are a relatively new approach to systematically identify and report the range of research activity in broad topic areas or policy domains. Although they go under various names, they have...
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Evidence and gap maps: A comparison of different models
2020-03-03 connect learns publication synthesising evidence for decision-making
Evidence maps are a relatively new approach to systematically identify and report the range of research activity in broad topic areas or policy domains. Although they go under various names, they have...
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Evidence and policy in South Africa’s department of environmental affairs
2020-01-21 africa connect learns report research utilization of evidence in decision-making
The primary authors of this report are Alf Wills, Mapula Tshangela, Narnia Bohler-Muller, Ajoy Datta, Nikki Funke, Linda Godfrey, Bongani Matomela, Gary Pienaar, Nedson Pophiwa, Louise Shaxson, Wilm...
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Evidence for decision-makers
2020-01-21 connect learns report research uk utilization of evidence in decision-making
This report brings together a selection of early findings from the Centres: on health,education, early intervention, crime and local growth. We believe that in the coming years, as the Centres mature,...
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Evidence for good: how charities use evidence to boost their influence and impact
2020-02-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication report
The report is aimed at anyone working in the charity sector – whether a frontline practitioner dealing with clients, a CEO, or a trustee. Previous research tells us that the messenger is importa...
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Evidence for policy and practice information and coordinating centre (EPPI-Centre)
2020-01-21 connect learns synthesising evidence for decision-making tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
  Welcome to the EPPI-Centre   ...
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Evidence in African parliaments
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication report
In this paper, we draw on literature and experience, both from the parliamentary strengthening sector and the evidence-informed policy sector, to explore information support systems in African parli...
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Evidence in an era of post-truth politics
2020-02-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
These politicians should be applauded. But the producers of evidence need to catch up and empathise with these important consumers of their products. We need to weave together the worlds of evidence a...
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Evidence Informed Policy Network
2020-01-21 connect global learns network
This report marks 10 years of painstaking and determined effort by EVIPNet in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean and now in eastern Europe , and describes 10 examples of the signifi...
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Evidence into action newsletter blogs
2020-01-27 connect learns online materials research
The INASP blog aims to explore ideas, discuss issues and share learning around research, information and development.
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Evidence network, ESRC
2020-01-21 connect learns network portal uk
A new brand for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has been launched as part of a unified identity for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
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Evidence to policy resources
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool training
Since its founding in 2003, J-PAL has focused on using research to drive action towards more effective policies and programs for alleviating poverty. This page features insights from J-PAL staff and a...
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Evidence vs democracy
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This report sets out the case for how mini-publics can help democracy connect with evidence. It is based on a review of the literature on mini-publics by Stephen Elstub and colleagues , and examines e...
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Evidence: What is good impact evidence?
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
Strong evidence helps us understand what is effective and what is not effective. Strong evidence comes from good quality research and evaluation studies, replicated many times across different groups....
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Exchanging and using research evidence in health policy networks: a statistical network analysis
2020-01-22 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns research
Evidence-informed health policymaking is a goal of equitable and effective health systems but occurs infrequently in reality. Past research points to the facilitating role of interpersonal relationshi...
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Executive level training and capacity building sessions
2020-01-22 connect learns utilization of evidence in decision-making website
EPoD builds the capacity of decision makers to use data and research through courses that apply cutting-edge pedagogy such as blended-learning, problem-based group sessions, and case teaching.&nb...
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Exploratory case studies on African monitoring and evaluation systems
2019-12-12 africa case studies connect learns monitoring and evaluation research
When decision makers wish to use evidence from monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to assist them in making choices, a demand for M&E is generated. When the capacity to supply M&E info...
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Exploring research-policy partnerships in international development
2020-02-26 connect learns research tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
With renewed investment of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA) commitment into research, there is a need to rethink traditional understandings of ‘research impact’. In thi...
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Facilitating data use for gender-aware health programming
2020-01-22 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns monitoring and evaluation publication
This document provides guidance for designing and implementing a two-and-a-half-day workshop on gender analysis of routine health data to inform evidence-based decision making. Through lectures and gr...
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Final Evaluation of the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) Programme
2020-01-28 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns network
  The evaluation used a realist approach to explore how and why capacity building for evidence-informed policymaking works and does not work, for whom, to what extent, in what respects and...
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Force field analysis: A cheaper option and more useful alternative to RIO
2020-01-23 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Last week I attended a meeting of members of the Latin American Initiative for Public Policy Research (ILAIPP) or Iniciativa Latinoamericana de Investigación para las Políticas P&ua...
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From data to evidence to policy
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
The Forum for Youth Investment and the William T. Grant Foundation are pleased to submit the following recommendations to the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. We are encouraged by the Comm...
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From monitoring goals to systems-informed evaluations
2020-01-28 connect learns policy brief sdg tool
If the world is going to make significant progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, development actors will need to think and work in new ways, including in evaluati...
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Gaps in Evaluation Methods for Addressing Challenging Contexts in Development
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
We currently do not learn as much as we could from evaluations. While there are wellestablished methods for determining, and understanding, the effects of simple interventions in one set of places, it...
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Gaps in Evaluation Methods for Addressing Challenging Contexts in Development
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
We currently do not learn as much as we could from evaluations. While there are wellestablished methods for determining, and understanding, the effects of simple interventions in one set of places, it...
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Gender-related impact evaluations
2020-01-21 connect global learns monitoring and evaluation network
The World Bank Group has increased investments in gender-informed operations and research in recent years. Impact evaluation (IE) is one important part of this momentum. Impact evaluations increase un...
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Gender equality evaluation portal
2020-01-27 connect learns monitoring and evaluation portal
The Gender Equality Evaluation Portal makes available more than 350 evaluations on what works to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment. It serves as a tool to strengthen and promote...
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Getting to grip with evidence: NGOs
2020-02-11 connect learns publication uk utilization of evidence in decision-making
The paper explores different definitions of evidence, including its use in policy making, evaluations and advocacy. It looks at different understandings of evidence, and reflects on the social context...
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Going beyond context: strategic decision to make promote interaction between knowledge and policy
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
This paper is a practical knowledge product that stems from a conceptual framework developed by P&I and INASP to understand how the context at the level of government institutions affects the us...
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Governing better through evidence-informed policy making: Conference report
2020-02-11 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
The conference highlighted the usefulness for the OECD to engage in this agenda. Strong engagement by country representatives in the final discussion showed significant interest in the options for wor...
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Guidance Note: Evidence Synthesis in the Humanitarian Evidence Programme
2020-02-26 connect guideline learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
This Guidance Note discusses an approach to systematic evidence synthesis in the humanitarian field. Its recommendations apply to the evidence synthesis outputs commissioned by the Humanitarian Eviden...
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Guide for monitoring and evaluation
2020-01-28 connect learns manual monitoring and evaluation tool
This manual covers monitoring and evaluation policies and procedure. Section II presents the organization, of monitoring and evaluation in UNICEF: the roles of UNICEF staff in country, regional and he...
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Guide for planning long-term impact evaluations
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making impact evaluation learns publication
International development programs are designed to achieve important improvements in health, education, and financial well-being for disadvantaged populations (e.g., reduced maternal and child mortali...
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Guidelines and good practices for evidence-informed policy-making in a government department
2020-01-21 africa connect learns report research utilization of evidence in decision-making
This is the third in a series of documents that have been developed as part of the VakaYiko Consortium project, supporting the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in South Africa as it embeds an...
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Guidelines for developing a monitoring and evaluation plan for Human Resources for Health
2020-02-11 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
Most importantly, strong capacity in M&E is a prerequisite for ensuring the sustainability of a highly functioning and high-quality health workforce. If human resources (HR) managers do not know h...
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Handbook on monitoring, evaluating and managing knowledge for policy influence
2020-01-23 connect learns manual tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
A manual from CIPPEC: Learners, practitioners and teachers Handbook on monitoring, evaluating and managing knowledge for policy influence 
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Handbook on planning, monitoring and evaluating for development results
2020-02-26 connect handbook learns monitoring and evaluation
This updated Handbook marks a departure from the previous publication. First, recognizing that results planning is a prerequisite for effective programme design, monitoring and evaluation, the revised...
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Health Information Systems: From evidence to action
2020-02-12 connect health learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
Equitable health policies demand timely and reliable evidence on what is needed, what works, and who is being left out. A combination of research and training supported by IDRC is strengthening health...
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Helping southern research to reach a global audience
2020-01-28 connect learns online materials research
INASP’s AuthorAID project is a global network that provides support, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in lower and middle income countries. INASP promotes equity by actively add...
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How can capacity development promote evidence-informed policy making? Literature Review for the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) Pro
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
This literature review examines how and why different approaches to capacity building for evidence-informed policy making work, for whom, and in which contexts – aiming to provide a practical re...
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How can we strengthen research and knowledge systems in the global South?
2020-02-26 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
This report shares key achievements and learning from the programme that will be used to inform future INASP work. We appreciate the generous support from DFID and Sida, and their continued commitment...
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How evidence-use helped address ultra-poverty in Malawi
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making impact evaluation learns publication
The Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme aims to address the needs of the most vulnerable populations, which are constrained from participating in the labour force because of age (too old or young), ...
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How to conduct a systematic review: A narrative literature review
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication systematic reviews
Systematic reviews are ranked very high in research and are considered the most valid form of medical evidence. They provide a complete summary of the current literature relevant to a research questio...
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How to do a systematic review
2020-02-26 connect learns synthesising evidence for decision-making systematic reviews
High quality up-to-date systematic reviews are essential in order to help healthcare practitioners and researchers keep up-to-date with a large and rapidly growing body of evidence. Systematic reviews...
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How to manage a gender-responsive evaluation
2020-02-12 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
This Evaluation Handbook is a practical handbook to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations by providing direction, advice and tools for every step in the evaluation...
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IDS short-courses
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns training
The programme is ideally suited to those leading policy and research in their organisations’ or programmes’ who are seeking to enhance their evidence literacy and policy engagement capacit...
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Impact evaluation
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials training
Impact evaluations have become routine elements of programme implementation due to their ability to build accountability and learning for policymakers, non-governmental organisations, donors and affec...
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Impact evaluation glossary
2020-01-27 connect impact evaluation learns tool
3ie has developed this glossary of impact evaluation terms to help clarify frequently used concepts and methods to help promote a common vocabulary.
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Impact evaluation in practice
2020-02-26 connect impact evaluation learns publication
This book offers an accessible introduction to the topic of impact evaluation and its practice in development. It provides practical guidelines for designing and implementing impact evaluations, along...
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Impact evaluation repository
2020-01-22 connect database learns utilization of evidence in decision-making worldwide
This repository is an index of all published impact evaluations of development interventions. 3ie curates it to ensure the studies we include meet well-defined inclusion criteria. 3ie first launched t...
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Impact evaluation using STATA
2020-02-26 connect impact evaluation learns training
This initiative was undertaken in the context of the PEP "Policy Impact Evaluation Research Initiative" (PIERI) - one of the four programs through which PEP resources contribute to building&...
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Improving effectiveness of evidence use to support Zimbabwe's youth
2020-02-14 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
As part of a mentoring programme and to complement this and with the approval of senior management within the MYIEE, between April 2016 and March 2017 expertise from within the VakaYiko consortium was...
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Incorporating participation to improve development outcomes
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication systematic reviews
This systematic review by Waddington, Sonnenfeld and colleagues examined high-quality evidence from 35 citizen engagement programmes in low- and middle-income countries. These programmes promoted citi...
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Indicators for tracking programmes to strengthen health research capacity in lower- and middle income countries: a qualitative synthesis
2020-01-22 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The monitoring and evaluation of health research capacity strengthening (health RCS) commonly involves documenting activities and outputs using indicators or metrics. We sought to catalogue the types ...
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Insights from ‘policy learning’ on how to enhance the use of evidence by policymakers
2020-01-28 connect learns publication utilization of evidence in decision-making
This article uses the policy-oriented learning literature to provide practical insights on how to enhance the use of evidence by policymakers. After a short introduction to the field, this article pre...
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Institutionalising the evaluation function: A South African study of impartiality, use and cost
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
This article explores the implications of outsourcing the evaluation function in South Africa, a context where there is a mismatch between evaluation supply and demand. It unpacks the tradeoffs betwee...
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Institutionalising the evaluation function: A South African study of impartiality, use and cost
2020-02-28 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
This article explores the implications of outsourcing the evaluation function in South Africa, a context where there is a mismatch between evaluation supply and demand. It unpacks the tradeoffs betwee...
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Integrating gender in the monitoring and evaluation of health programmes
2020-02-14 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
This toolkit, developed by MEASURE Evaluation (which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development), aims to help international health programs integrate a gender perspective in ...
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Integrating impact evaluation into evidence-informed action
2020-01-27 connect impact evaluation learns publication
Impact evaluations and implementation research produce different types of necessary information for evidence-informed action. While impact evaluations measure the attributable effects of an ...
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International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
2020-02-11 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication toolkit
The AuthorAID Training of Trainers Toolkit, designed for professionals who train others in research writing. At the outset, please go through and understand the materials that are part of the ‘s...
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Introduction to evidence-based practice
2020-03-02 connect learns portal utilization of evidence in decision-making
Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) is a growing network of students from around the world, from school age to university, who are interested in learning more about evidence-based health care (EBH). Wh...
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Investing in what works: the importance of evidence-based policy-making
2020-01-22 connect learns network usa utilization of evidence in decision-making
The Hamilton Project offers a strategic vision and produces innovative policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans. The Project’s strategy reflects a judgmen...
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J-PAL Online courses
2020-01-22 connect learns synthesising evidence for decision-making training usa
J-PAL’s online training courses bring our capacity-building materials on impact evaluation to a worldwide audience. Online courses run in regular intervals. Past course instances are archived...
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Key items to get right in a randomized control trial
2020-02-14 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
The checklist is designed to be a practical resource for researchers and sponsors of research. It describes items that are critical to the success of an RCT in producing valid findings about a social ...
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Learning from research: Systematic reviews for informing policy decisions
2020-02-27 connect guideline learns systematic review
This guide is a short introduction for decision-makers and researchers or anyone else considering whether a systematic review may be appropriate to fill a gap in knowledge or to use as a resource. It ...
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Lessons learned from the policy influence in a regional hunger programme
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This report presents the results of a learning process focused on assessing the influence which the Department for International Department (DFID) and AusAIDfunded Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Pr...
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M&E fundamentals: A self-guided mini-course
2020-02-14 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of any intervention, project, or program. This mini-course covers the basics of program monitoring and evaluation in the context of popula...
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M&E Roundtable Series # 6 Systematic Reviews
2019-12-12 africa connect learns systematic reviews
CLEAR South Asia in collaboration with Community of Evaluators and 3ie organized the sixth event in a series of M&E roundtables, focusing on “Systematic Reviews”. The presentation...
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Making research accessible to inform better policy decisions
2020-01-23 case studies connect learns peru research
Think Tank Initiative conducting a study on research to policy linkages and research accessibility in Peru. This article offers some preliminary reflections from her ongoing project. &nbs...
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Making research useful: current challenges and good practices in data visualisation
2020-02-27 connect learns publication research
This report is the culmination of the exploratory phase of a project conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, the Department of Politics and International Relations at the Unive...
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Managing for sustainable development impact
2020-02-28 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
The development landscape has changed significantly over the last few decades, becoming increasingly complex. Many of the issues we face today such as climate change, poverty and conflict, call for a ...
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Maximising the impacts of our research: a handbook for social scientists
2020-01-22 connect learns publication research tool
There are few academics who are interested in doing research that simply has no influence on anyone else in academia or outside. Some perhaps will be content to produce ‘shelf-bending’ wor...
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Mentorship: A strategy for evidence-informed decision making in Zimbabwe
2020-02-12 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
During the third year of the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme, the VakaYiko consortium will implement a mentorship programme for beneficiary institutions in Zimbabwe: the P...
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Mentorship: A strategy for evidence-informed decision making in Zimbabwe
2020-02-11 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
During the third year of the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme, the VakaYiko consortium will implement a mentorship programme for beneficiary institutions in Zimbabwe: the P...
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Methods for Developing Evidence Reviews in Short Periods of Time: A Scoping Review
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication systematic reviews
Rapid reviews (RR), using abbreviated systematic review (SR) methods, are becoming more popular among decision-makers. This World Health Organization commissioned study sought to summarize RR methods,...
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MicroMasters in data, economics and development policy
2020-01-22 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
Tackle the most pressing problems facing the world’s poor from a rigorous, evidence-driven perspective with content and faculty from MIT’s Department of Economics and J-PAL  
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Mixing and Matching: Using Qualitative Methods to Improve Quantitative Impact Evaluations (IEs) and Systematic Reviews (SRs) of Development Outcomes
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Recent books about evaluations to study the quantitative impact of development programs and projects typically devote a chapter or two of the need to complement the analysis with other methods –...
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Mixing and Matching: Using Qualitative Methods to Improve Quantitative Impact Evaluations (IEs) and Systematic Reviews (SRs) of Development Outcomes
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Recent books about evaluations to study the quantitative impact of development programs and projects typically devote a chapter or two of the need to complement the analysis with other methods –...
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Modelling and policy impact analysis (MPIA)
2020-01-27 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
Using economy-wide (macro) models and microsimulation techniques to simulate policies/shocks and their impacts on welfare at the household level.
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Monitoring and evaluation guide for health information
2020-01-23 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
It sets to describe what and how to evaluate health information products and services through a framework that clearly separates inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes. It seeks to measure their reac...
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Monitoring and evaluation guide for health information products and services
2020-01-24 connect health learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
K4Health Toolkits were online libraries of selected resources on health and technical topics. Toolkits were produced collaboratively between K4Health and more than 100 partner organizations around the...
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Monitoring and evaluation of capacity building projects: A training toolkit
2020-01-22 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
hese materials will guide you through the planning, lectures, and activities to conduct a M&E Capacity Strengthening workshop. This workshop is designed to be conducted over a five day period. Use...
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Monitoring and evaluations of gender-based violence prevention and mitigation programmes
2020-01-22 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
This module is designed and intended to be used as a one and a-half day training session on monitoring and evaluating gender-based violence prevention and mitigation programs. The module follows the t...
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MPAT system
2020-01-21 africa connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
DPME has been mandated to regularly assess the quality of generic management practices in departments. A methodology for doing this was developed, in collaboration with the Offices of the Premier, Nat...
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Narrative approaches to systematic review and synthesis of evidence for international development policy and practice
2020-02-14 connect learns online materials systematic reviews tool
Thus far, most systematic reviews commissioned to inform international development policy have focused on questions of ‘what works’, drawing on experimental and quasi-experimental studies ...
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National biodiversity research & evidence strategy
2020-01-21 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns research
This document sets out the strategy for Biodiversity Research & Evidence between 2015 and 2025. It broadly describes the needs for evidence to support achievement of the National Biodiversity Stra...
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National biodiversity research & evidence strategy - implementation plan
2020-01-21 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns network
This is the first annual implementation plan of the National Biodiversity Research & Evidence Strategy (NBRES) 2015-2025 approved by the Minister in 2015. The NBRES builds from the July 2015 the N...
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National institute for health and care excellence: Database
2020-01-23 connect healthcare learns uk utilization of evidence in decision-making
Improving health and social care through evidence-based guidance
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Network meta‐analysis
2020-03-02 africa connect learns report research utilization of evidence in decision-making
This document provides an overview of the Campbell Collaboration policy regarding the use of network meta‐analysis methods in systematic reviews of intervention effects. In addition, this policy brief...
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New development: What works now? Continuity and change in the use of evidence to improve public policy and service delivery
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This article highlights 10 key strands of continuity and change in the use of evidence over the past two decades. Interest in evidence use continues, as do the many challenges encountered when seeking...
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New development: What works now? Continuity and change in the use of evidence to improve public policy and service delivery
2020-02-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Speaking directly to policy-makers, funders, and users of evidence-based information, this article makes the case for ongoing, multi-actor activity to improve the use of evidence in public policy and ...
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Online tools supporting the conduct and reporting of systematic reviews and systematic maps: a case study on CADIMA and review of existing tools
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication systematic reviews
Systematic reviews and systematic maps represent powerful tools to identify, collect, evaluate and summarise primary research pertinent to a specifc research question or topic in a highly standardised...
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Oregon Health and Science university: Centre for evidence-based policy
2020-01-24 connect database learns utilization of evidence in decision-making
Oregon Health & Science University is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.
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Organisational impact of evidence-informed decision-making on training initiatives: a case study
2020-01-22 connect evidence-informed decision-making healthcare learns publication
The impact of efforts by healthcare organizations to enhance the use of evidence to improve organizational processes through training programs has seldom been assessed. We therefore endeavored to asse...
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Outcome mapping
2020-01-24 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
As development is essentially about people relating to each other and their environments, the focus of Outcome Mapping is on people. The originality of the methodology is its shift away from assessing...
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Outcome mapping resource database
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns network worldwide
The Outcome Mapping Learning Community is a global, informal, open membership network for sharing information and facilitating learning on using Outcome Mapping for planning, monitoring and evaluating...
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Outcome mapping: A realistic alternative to planning, monitoring and evaluation
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper reviews OM principles to guide donors considering support for projects using OM, and other decision-makers seeking methods to improve the effectiveness of aid policies and practice. It asks...
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Outcome mapping: building learning and reflection into development programs (focus on outcome mapping)
2020-01-22 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns research
Outcome Mapping recognizes that development is essentially about people relating to each other and their environment. The originality of this approach lies in its shift away from assessing the pr...
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Outcome monitoring and evaluations using Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS)
2020-01-22 connect learns monitoring and evaluation training
The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with a step-by-step approach to conducting population based surveys using LQAS for both baseline and ongoing M&E assessments. These material...
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Outcome monitoring and learning in large multi-stakeholder research programmes: lessons from the PRISE consortium Report
2020-01-28 connect learns monitoring and evaluation publication
This paper is designed to support those working in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and the programme managers and researchers responsible for developing and working in research programmes. Whil...
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Participatory action research in health systems: A methods reader
2020-02-12 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
This reader thus seeks to explain: • key features of participatory action research and the history and knowledge paradigms that inform it; • processes and methods used in participato...
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Partner-led evaluation for policy research programmes
2020-01-28 connect learns monitoring and evaluation publication
In this paper, a ‘partner-led evaluation’ is where the implementing partners play a leading role in the evaluation design, data collection, analysis and reporting. An evaluation facilitato...
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Partnership for Economic Policy
2020-01-27 capacity building connect learns online materials policy outreach research quality
The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) is an international non-profit organization that links researchers globally to enhance local capacity for policy analysis in developing countries. PEP&rsqu...
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Partnerships and networks to support research
2019-12-03 connect learns portal switzerland
Strategic partnerships and collaborations are the cornerstone of our progress at the Alliance. Over the years, we have worked with a diverse range of stakeholders including national and local governme...
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PDQ Evidence
2020-01-27 connect health learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
Quick access to the best evidence for informing decisions about health systems
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PEP CGE models
2020-01-27 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
The Modelling and Policy Impact Analysis (MPIA) program assists developing country researchers in constructing models of their national economy to simulate the impact of macroeconomic shocks...
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Policy Research Talks
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns research
The monthly event facilitates a dialogue between development researchers and practitioners to challenge and contribute to the development community's intellectual climate and re-examine convention...
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Policymakers and Evidence for HIV Prevention in Southern Africa
2020-01-22 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
 Policymakers are faced with the daunting task of evaluating and synthesising a wide range of evidence on HIV prevention that could inform policy and strengthen programming. This is additionally ...
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Production of quick scoping reviews and rapid evidence assessments
2020-03-04 connect learns publication synthesising evidence for decision-making
This document contains a brief overview of the different ERs but is written primarily for those intending to commission and/or produce an ER in the form of Quick Scoping Reviews (QSR) or Rapid Evidenc...
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Programme/project monitoring and evaluation guide
2020-02-12 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
The purpose of this guide is to promote a common understanding and reliable practice of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for IFRC project/programmes. It is meant to be a desktop reference that supp...
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Quality evidence for policy-making
2020-01-28 connect evidence-based policymaking learns online materials
This paper by Annette N Brown, Drew B Cameron and Benjamin DK Wood reviews current literature and trends in social science research to emphasise the importance of replication for e...
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Rapid outcome assessment
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The RAPID Outcome Assessment (ROA) is a learning methodology to assess and map the contribution of a project’s actions on a particular change in policy or the policy environment. It is a flexibl...
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Rapid outcome mapping approach: A guide to policy engagement and influence
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns outcome mapping approach publication
Many organisations working in international development want to contribute to policy change. These may be small non-government organisations working to improve health care for a marginalised group or ...
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Rapid Review guidance document
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Rapid reviews ‘are literature reviews that use methods to accelerate or streamline traditional [systematic review] processes’ in order to meet the needs and timelines of the end-users (e.g...
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Rapid review guidebook: Steps for conducting a rapid review
2020-03-04 connect learns systematic reviews tool
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on the process of conducting rapid reviews to use evidence to inform policy and program decision making. While a specific process is outlined, it is...
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Rapid review programs to support health care and policy decision making: a descriptive analysis of processes and methods
2020-03-02 connect health learns online materials systematic reviews
Health care decision makers often need to make decisions in limited timeframes and cannot await the completion of a full evidence review. Rapid reviews (RRs), utilizing streamlined systematic review m...
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Rapid review programs to support health care and policy decision making: a descriptive analysis of processes and methods
2020-03-03 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
Health care decision makers often need to make decisions in limited timeframes and cannot await the completion of a full evidence review. Rapid reviews (RRs), utilizing streamlined systematic review m...
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Real-world challenges to randomizations and their solutions
2020-02-14 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
This tool is primarily intended for policymakers and practitioners who have a general understanding of randomized evaluations and want to learn how to address six common challenges. Throughout, we wil...
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Reflections from a Realist Evaluation in Progress: Scaling Ladders and Stitching Theory
2020-01-28 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
Realist evaluation provides valuable insights into how and why programmes lead to change, and can generate transferable lessons to help practitioners roll out or scale up an intervention. However, as ...
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Regional workshop on monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programmes in Anglophone Africa
2020-01-23 africa connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
In collaboration with the School of Health Sciences and Public Health at University of Pretoria This page contains course modules, handouts and other training materials from a workshop on monitorin...
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Report of the What Works Next? Roundtable
2020-02-14 connect evidence-informed policy making learns publication
This roundtable was organised by Annette Boaz, Huw Davies, Alec Fraser and Sandra Nutley, editors of What Works Now?, in partnership with the Alliance for Useful Evidence at Nesta. Our chair Geoff Mul...
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Report of the What Works Next? Roundtable
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This roundtable was organised by Annette Boaz, Huw Davies, Alec Fraser and Sandra Nutley, editors of What Works Now?, in partnership with the Alliance for Useful Evidence at Nesta. Our chair Geoff ...
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Representing Theories of Change: Technical Challenges with Evaluation Consequences
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
This paper looks at the technical issues associated with the representation of Theories of Change and the implications of design choices for the evaluability of those theories. The focus is on the des...
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Representing Theories of Change: Technical Challenges with Evaluation Consequences
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper looks at the technical issues associated with the representation of Theories of Change and the implications of design choices for the evaluability of those theories. The focus is on the des...
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Research evidence in the humanitarian sector
2020-02-28 connect evidence-informed policy-making guideline learns
We have created this guide to help you make best use of research evidence when you are in a humanitarian emergency or when you are planning for the next emergency. Our intention is to help you find an...
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Research evidence in the humanitarian sector
2020-02-27 connect evidence-informed policy-making guideline learns publication
We have created this guide to help you make best use of research evidence when you are in a humanitarian emergency or when you are planning for the next emergency. Our intention is to help you find an...
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Research knowledge and development
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns policy brief publication
The positive message is that there is a growing, though still small group of committed organizations dedicated to this end and making progress. INASP itself is credited by partners and other observers...
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Research Quality Plus: Making a difference in the real world
2020-02-12 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
In this paper, we provide a meta-analysis of the quality of research supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), an organization with 48 years’ experience fundi...
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Research synthesis and meta-analysis of Monte Carlo studies: the best of two worlds
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication research
Research syntheses and meta‐analyses have been widely used to combine primary applied research studies. To date, there has been little work applying these methods to combine Monte Carlo studies, howev...
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Research tools for trade policy questions
2020-01-27 connect learns publication utilization of evidence in decision-making
Understanding the research tools for answering trade policy questions
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Research uptake in policy making: From papers to policy
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper is based on discussions which took place during a Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) workshop ‘Promoting the use of research findings in policy and pract...
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Researching the emerging impacts of open data
2020-02-12 connect health learns tool uk
This working paper presents initial literature review and research design work carried out from June 2012 to March 2013 in order to inform the development of the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open...
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Scaling up evidence-based public health training
2020-03-04 connect evidence-based public health learns publication
Evidence-based public health (EBPH) is the process of integrating science-based interventions with community preferences. Training in EBPH improves the knowledge and skills of public health practition...
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Science of using science: Reflection report
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The Joint UCL Public Policy & Alliance for Useful Evidence training programme was an experimental learning programme for researchers across UCL departments that aimed to support researchers to dev...
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Searching for studies: a guide to information retrieval for Campbell systematic reviews - Campbell methods guide
2020-03-02 connect guideline learns utilization of evidence in decision-making
This guide is derived from the information in chapter 6 of The Cochrane Handbook (1, 2). Carol Lefebvre, Eric Manheimer and Julie Glanville kindly gave permission to the original Campbell Collaboratio...
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Skills for policy-makers for evidence-informed policy-making
2020-01-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making evidence-informed policy making learns workshop
The ultimate aim of the workshop is to reach a consensus on the skills map and on best practice in ensuring that these skill sets can be meaningfully mobilised in real life situations. The discussion ...
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Stakeholder engagement for development impact evaluation and evidence synthesis
2020-03-02 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
This paper investigates stakeholder engagement with decision-making and research for international aid and social development, to encourage decisions that are both evidenceinformed and appropriate to ...
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Stakeholder engagement for development impact evaluation and evidence synthesis
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper investigates stakeholder engagement with decision-making and research for international aid and social development, to encourage decisions that are both evidenceinformed and appropriate to ...
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Standardising standards: The case for shared standards in the evidence sector
2020-02-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper provides some background on the different types of standards that can be developed and reviews the benefits that can be obtained from standardisation. I argue that a greater degree of stand...
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Standardising standards: The case for shared standards in the evidence sector
2020-02-27 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
This paper provides some background on the different types of standards that can be developed and reviews the benefits that can be obtained from standardisation. I argue that a greater degree of stand...
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STED Results-based management and M&E Manual
2020-02-26 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
The Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) programme provides guidance for the integration of skills development in sectoral policies. It is designed to support growth and decent employm...
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Strategy for Evaluating Evidence-Informed policy making training courses in Ghana and Zimbabwe
2020-02-12 africa connect evidence-informed policy-making learns network
Strategy for Evaluating Evidence-Informed Policy Making Training Courses in Ghana and Zimbabwe
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Structural Modelling in Policymaking
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation research tool
Structural modelling, that is the use of behavioural models to add a framework to the decision problem of an agent, is a useful yet underused tool in evaluation. This paper provides a general introduc...
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Structural Modelling in Policymaking
2020-03-02 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
Structural modelling, that is the use of behavioural models to add a framework to the decision problem of an agent, is a useful yet underused tool in evaluation. This paper provides a general introduc...
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Study design and research methods
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns online materials publication
The words evidence-based are used to describe lots of things in medicine, healthcare and beyond. Evidence-based medicine (EBM), evidence-based practice, evidence-based policy, and, in a diff...
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Support tools for evidence-informed health policy making (STP)
2020-01-21 connect global guidelines learns utilization of evidence in decision-making
This article is the Introduction to a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. Knowing how to...
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Support tools for evidence-informed health policymaking (STP) 13: preparing and using policy briefs to support evidence-informed policymaking
2020-01-22 connect health learns research uk utilization of evidence in decision-making
Policy briefs are a relatively new approach to packaging research evidence for policymakers. The first step in a policy brief is to prioritise a policy issue. Once an issue is prioritised, the focus t...
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SURE rapid response resource
2020-01-21 connect guideline learns research resources utilization of evidence in decision-making
Rapid response service resources
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Synthesising economic evidence
2020-02-12 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
The books in this series contain step-by-step detailed discussions and practical processes for assessing, pooling, disseminating and using the best available international evidence. In all healthcare ...
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Synthesising economic evidence
2020-02-11 connect evidence-informed decision-making health learns publication
The books in this series contain step-by-step detailed discussions and practical processes for assessing, pooling, disseminating and using the best available international evidence. In all healthcare ...
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Synthesising quantitative and qualitative evidence to inform guidelines on complex interventions: clarifying the purposes, designs and outlining some
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication systematic reviews
Guideline developers are increasingly dealing with more difficult decisions concerning whether to recommend complex interventions in complex and highly variable health systems. There is greater recogn...
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Synthesizing bivariate and partial effect sizes: Campbell policy note
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
This Campbell methods policy note on synthesizing partial effect sizes sets out current Campbell Collaboration policy on the synthesis of partial effect sizes (i.e. adjusted effect sizes) in Campbell ...
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Synthesizing practices of evidence appraisal in the humanitarian field
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
This paper synthesizes evidence appraisal practices to inform evidence syntheses in the Humanitarian Evidence Programme.1 It is addressed to all audiences interested in humanitarian evidence, includin...
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Systematic review workshops
2020-01-21 connect learns synthesising evidence for decision-making training
These seminars aim to encourage discussion and information-sharing for those in the London area (though visitors welcome too) on methods issues in systematic reviews and the study of evidence use. Pre...
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Systematic reviews
2020-03-04 connect handbook learns systematic reviews
According to the Cochrane Handbook, a "systematic review attempts to collate all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria in order to answer a specific research questi...
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Systematic reviews
2020-01-21 connect learns research tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
The methods used in systematic reviews have traditionally given more attention to research reporting evaluations of interventions than to other kinds of research. Ways of locating, reviewing and ...
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Systematic Reviews
2020-03-04 connect evidence based practice health learns tool
This guide was developed with the assistance and expertise of Dr Anna Phillips, Dr Saravana Kumar, and Dr Shylie Mackintosh.
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Systematic Reviews
2020-03-02 connect learns publication systematic reviews
Systematic reviews are at the cornerstone of evidence-based medicine and healthcare. They give us the opportunity to combine data in order to improve consistency of results demonstrated in random...
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Systematic Reviews – Questions, Methods and Usage
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making health learns publication
Systematic reviews in international development mostly address health-related interventions, but the donor involvement since the mid-2000s has resulted in a broader range of topics in which a specific...
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Systematic reviews in policy making
2020-01-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication report
For policymakers and stakeholders the challenge in using research evidence has shifted from making the best possible use of local studies to: (1) finding systematic reviews that address their many que...
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Systematic reviews: Making them policy relevant
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
A briefing for policy makers and systematic reviewers
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Systems thinking in evaluation
2020-03-02 connect learns monitoring and evaluation publication
The Systems in Evaluation Topical Interest Group (SETIG) of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) has developed a set of principles to guide the use of four core systems concepts in the design and...
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Systems thinking in evaluation
2020-02-28 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns monitoring and evaluation publication
The primary purpose of this document is to support evaluators and evaluation stakeholders in the use of systems concepts in evaluation. The principles are the heart of this document. Each principle is...
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Teaching resources
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
Over the last ten years, J-PAL has offered its Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programs course in a number of different locations. This five-day program on evaluating social programs ...
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The challenge of bridging the gap between researchers and policy makers: experiences of a health policy research group in engaging policy makers to su
2020-01-21 africa connect globalization and health integrating evidence for decision-making learns nigeria
Getting research into policy and practice (GRIPP) is a process of going from research evidence to decisions and action. To integrate research findings into the policy making process and to communicate...
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The challenges of evidence
2020-02-27 connect evidence-based policymaking learns online materials
Evidence is essential stuff. It is objective. It answers questions and helps us to solve problems. It helps us to predict. It puts decisions on the right track. Evidence makes sure that decisions are ...
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The development of a critical appraisal tool for use in systematic reviews addressing questions of prevalence
2020-02-12 connect health learns systematic reviews tool
A working group was created to assess current critical appraisal tools for studies reporting prevalence data and develop a new tool for these studies in systematic reviews of prevalence. Following the...
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The human capital of knowledge brokers: an analysis of attributes, capacities and skills of academic teaching and research faculty at Kenyan schools
2020-01-22 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns research
Academic faculty involved in public health teaching and research serve as the link and catalyst for knowledge synthesis and exchange, enabling the flow of information resources, and nurturing relation...
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The M&E Universe
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials
The M&E Universe is a free, online resource developed by INTRAC to support development practitioners involved in monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It consists of a series of short papers (2-6 p...
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The politics of evaluation: Evidence-based policy or policy-based evidence
2019-12-03 australia connect learns research
"The argument for evidence-based policy-making is based on assumptions that knowledge of ‘what works’ eliminates much of the risk associated with the experimental nature of policy de...
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The politics of evidence: Conference report
2020-02-11 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The conference provided an opportunity to share and strategize for people working on transformative development, and who are trying to reconcile their understanding of messy, unpredictable and risky p...
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The politics of evidence: From evidence based-policy to the good governance of evidence
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication utilization of evidence for decision-making
From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence 
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The repose guidelines for the reporting of education research
2020-01-21 connect global guidelines learns synthesising evidence for decision-making
Guidelines for the Reporting of primary empirical research Studies in Education
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The social care guidance manual
2020-03-04 connect healthcare learns utilization of evidence in decision-making
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting good health and preventing and treating...
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The value for money discourse
2020-02-12 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
This brief examines the VfM discourse, including VfM in international development and the challenge of articulating VfM in R4D. It then provides four practical measures R4D can use to articulate VfM o...
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Theory of change
2019-12-12 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials outside africa
This roundtable was the second in a series of M&E roundtables organised by CLEAR South Asia on Best Practices in Data Collection. It provided an introduction to of experimental evaluation and qu...
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Timely, Efficient, and Living Systematic Reviews: Opportunities in International Development
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
Systematic reviews provide reliable summaries of available evidence on the effects of programmes to improve people’s lives. We know that timely availability of evidence is a key factor influenci...
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Timely, Efficient, and Living Systematic Reviews: Opportunities in International Development
2020-03-04 connect learns systematic reviews tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
Systematic reviews provide reliable summaries of available evidence on the effects of programmes to improve people’s lives. We know that timely availability of evidence is a key factor influenci...
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Toolkit for progressive policymakers in developing countries
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication toolkit uk
Over the last decade the UK government has been promoting the concept of ‘evidence-based policy’ (EBP). We are constantly asked by our partners in the South about what is happening in the ...
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Tools for policy impact: A handbook for researchers
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The handbook is particularly targeted at civil society organisations, or the parts of them, whose activities involve gathering evidence, doing research, learning lessons or advising on strategy for so...
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Tools to support evidence-informed public health decision making
2014-10-04 connect learns outside africa research
Public health professionals are increasingly expected to engage in evidence-informed decision making to inform practice and policy decisions. Evidence-informed decision making involves the use of rese...
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Towards sustainable development and green economy evidence strategy: final workshop report
2020-01-21 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns
This report documents the workshop engagements and recommendations to provide inputs into the Sustainable Development and Green Economy (SD&GE) Evidence Strategy. The workshop was hosted on 30 M...
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Training programmes on monitoring and evaluation of population, health and nutrition programmes
2020-01-22 connect learns monitoring and evaluation training
MEASURE Evaluation offers curricula and training materials created collaboratively by numerous staff, many of them with input from expert colleagues at partner institutions, for use in our regional an...
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Training resources bulletin
2020-01-22 connect healthconnect international learns publication training
Supporting Access to the Latest Professional Online Resources
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Turning health research into policy
2020-02-12 connect evidence-informed health policies learns publication
We undertook a five-year research and capacity-building program focused on supporting evidence-informed health policies and systems in Africa. We conducted the first multi-country study of knowledge t...
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UK NSC evidence review process
2020-01-21 connect education healthcare learns uk website
This document describes the process used by the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) to review the evidence relating to the introduction, modification and cessation of national population screenin...
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Understanding and measuring women's empowerment
2019-12-12 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials outside africa
This Roundtable was the first in a series of discussions on ‘Gender, Evaluation and Empowerment’ which featured key gender and M&E experts in South Asia, highlighting the challenges in...
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UNICEF Impact Evaluation Webinar series
2020-03-04 connect learns research tool webinar
UNICEF has an obligation to invest where it makes a difference for children. The expectation that our policy and programme interventions will be evaluated, and expanded or replicated elsewhere only if...
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Updated Joanna Briggs Institute Model of Evidence-Based Healthcare
2020-02-26 connect learns online materials utilization of evidence for decision-making
The Joanna Briggs Institute Model for Evidence-Based Healthcare was first conceptualized in 2005. This developmental framework for evidence-based practice situated healthcare evidence, in its broadest...
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Using Data Differently and Using Different Data
2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The lack of adequate measures to capture relevant factors, and the prevalence of measurement error in existing ones, often constitute the main impediment to robust policy evaluation. Random assignment...
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Using Data Differently and Using Different Data
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
The lack of adequate measures to capture relevant factors, and the prevalence of measurement error in existing ones, often constitute the main impediment to robust policy evaluation. Random assignment...
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Using data to improve services for pre-service nursing education: A toolkit
2020-01-23 connect learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
This training tool kit aims to increase the skills and knowledge of pre-service nurses to use data in the monitoring and improvement of health services. Specific learning objectives include: To ...
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Using economic evidence to help make the case for investing in health promotion and disease prevention
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The 2008 Tallinn Charter: Health Systems for Health and Wealth recognized that investing in health means investing in human development, social well-being and wealth. It stated that ‘health syst...
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Using evidence to improve social policy and practice
2020-02-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The essays in this book give a good flavour of the work that is underway on the cutting edge of evidence and its uses. Each, in a different way, is trying to bridge the worlds of supply and demand. An...
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Using evidence to influence policy: Oxfam's experience
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
Policymaking is rarely ‘evidence-based’. Rather, policy can only be strongly evidence-informed if its advocates act effectively. Policy theories suggest that they can do so by learning the...
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Using evidence to influence policy: Oxfam's experience
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
Policymaking is rarely ‘evidence-based’. Rather, policy can only be strongly evidence-informed if its advocates act effectively. Policy theories suggest that they can do so by learning the...
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Using knowledge brokering to promote evidence-based policy-making: the need for support structures
2019-12-12 connect learns south africa tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
The Knowledge Translation Toolkit – Bridging the Know-do Gap. A Resource for Researchers Using knowledge brokering to promote evidence-based policy-making: the need for support structures ...
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Using research evidence
2020-01-23 connect guideline learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
This practice guide has been created to help you use research evidence to improve your work. It will help you: Learn about evidence-informed decision-making, and why research is an essential ...
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VOPE Toolkit
2020-03-04 connect learns toolkit utilization of evidence in decision-making
This Voluntary Organization of Professional Evaluators (VOPE) Institutional Capacity Toolkit is a collection of curated descriptions, tools, advice, examples, software and toolboxes developed by VOPEs...
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What are the best methodologies for rapid reviews of the research evidence for evidence-informed decision making in health policy and practice: a rapi
2020-03-04 connect health learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
Rapid reviews have the potential to overcome a key barrier to the use of research evidence in decision making, namely that of the lack of timely and relevant research. This rapid review of systematic ...
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What counts as good evidence?
2020-02-27 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
Making better use of evidence is essential if public services are to deliver more for less. Central to this challenge is the need for a clearer understanding about standards of evidence that can be ap...
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What have we learned from the application of systematic review methodology in international development? – a thematic overview
2020-02-26 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The importance of systematic review evidence in the design and implementation of policies and interventions is increasingly recognised in the field of international development. This article presents ...
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What is EIDM?
2020-01-28 africa connect eidm evidence-informed decision-making learns
EBPM differs from policy-making based solely on what people believe to be the best way to achieve better outcomes, and from decision-making based on ideology and political conviction alone. This is so...
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What is evaluation? Beginners Guide
2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation tool
This is a basic description of what evaluation is, a basic overview
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What is the evidence on evidence-informed policy making?
2020-02-11 conference connect learns utilization of evidence in decision-making
In February 2012, over fifty delegates representing eighteen countries and four continents attended the International conference on Evidence-Informed Policy Making in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The purpose of ...
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What kind of systematic review should I conduct? A proposed typology and guidance for systematic reviewers in the medical and health sciences
2020-03-04 connect healthcare learns publication synthesising evidence for decision-making
Systematic reviews have been considered as the pillar on which evidence-based healthcare rests. Systematic review methodology has evolved and been modified over the years to accommodate the range of q...
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What makes a good systematic review and meta-analysis
2020-03-04 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication systematic reviews
A systematic review (SR) aims to retrieve, synthesize, and appraise existing knowledge on a particular subject. Meta-analysis is the statistical method used to combine results from the relevant studie...
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What Works Network
2020-03-04 connect learns network utilization of evidence for decision-making
This initiative aims to improve the way government and other public sector organisations create, share and use (or ‘generate, translate and adopt’) high quality evidence in decision-making...
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When the best is the enemy of the good
2020-03-02 connect health learns tool utilization of evidence in decision-making
Evidence-based practice, according to authoritative statements by the founders of this approach to health care, involves using the "best available" evidence in addition to clinical expertise...
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When the best is the enemy of the good
2020-02-28 connect evidence-based practice health learns
Evidence-based practice, according to authoritative statements by the founders of this approach to health care, involves using the "best available" evidence in addition to clinical expertise...
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Why Southern research?
2020-02-12 connect learns research tool
Our review shows the opposite. A strong positive correlation between research integrity and how well it is positioned for use shows that the researchers who do highly rigorous research are also ensuri...
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Winter school in research methods, University of Stellenbosch
2019-12-03 africa connect learns training
The African Doctoral Academy (ADA), housed within the Africa Centre for Scholarship (ACS) serves to coordinate and strengthen excellence in doctoral education at Stellenbosch University (SU) and acros...
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Working with indigenous knowledge: A guide for researchers
2020-01-22 connect guidelines learns publication
This guidebook zeros in on what indigenous knowledge can contribute to a sustainable development strategy that accounts for the potential of the local environment and the experience and wisdom of the ...
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Workshop report: African monitoring and evaluation systems
2019-12-12 africa case studies connect learns monitoring and evaluation report
The workshop, case studies and the synthesis paper were sponsored by the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the South African Presidency, the CLEAR Center for Anglophone Afr...
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Writing a systematic review literature review
2020-03-04 connect learns research synthesising evidence for decision-making
This resource provides basic guidance and links to resources that will help when planning a systematic review of the literature. It does not replace guidance from your research project supervisors and...
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Writing clubs in the research communication context: A toolkit
2020-02-12 connect learns publication research utilization of evidence for decision-making
For the purposes of this toolkit, a writing club consists of people who meet periodically to discuss their writing, within the context of research communication. The club may be in person, electronica...
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Writing for change: An interactive guide for effective writing
2020-01-22 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
In Writing for Change, you will learn the core skills of effective writing, how to write for scientific publication, and how to write for advocacy. Writing for Change will enhance your ...
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Writing policy briefs and reports
2020-02-12 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication
The goal of this guide is to introduce you to what policy writing is, explaining how it differs from academic writing in general, and to provide you with tips and resources that will help you become a...
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Writing policy papers
2020-01-24 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication
The purpose of the policy paper is to provide a comprehensive and persuasive argument justifying the policy recommendations presented in the paper, and therefore to act as a decision-making tool and...
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