Influencing policy change : a training and reference manual

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2022-01
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This manual for researchers and policy development emphasizes (i) Key concepts and principles of policymaking – including evidence, conflicts, processes and terminologies; (ii) Instruments and tools of influence; (iii) Strategies for designing and writing effective policy briefs; and (iv) Debates surrounding policy influence such as the role of the media, gender roles, politics and advocacy. Where strong linkages exist between researchers and policy actors, these are more likely to promote evidence-based policies and create a policy environment that supports and facilitates innovation. The course employs mixed methods, including interactive lectures, individual assignments, group work sessions, plenary Q&A sessions, guest lectures, and multimedia presentations.
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RESEARCH TO POLICY, RESEARCH CAPACITY BUILDING, RESEARCH QUALITY, POLICY SCIENCES, POLICY MAKING, COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES, MANUALS, ADVOCACY, EVIDENCE-BASED PLANNING, TRAINING MATERIAL, AFRICAN COUNTRIES, SOUTH OF SAHARA
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