Monthly archives of “July 2015

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Establishing government think tanks: some useful points that can help the process.

Government think tanks have several benefits over external think tanks, including their strong understanding of government programs and priorities (which helps them to tailor advice to actual needs) and an ability to coordinate across government departments. Government think tanks have several benefits over external think… Read More

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Workshops are a good way to manage the demand and use of evidence in policy making institutions

In 2009, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) embarked on a nine-month strategy to improve the way it sourced, handled and used evidence to make policy. It had seen how another government department, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), had developed a… Read More

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Evidence Investment Strategies: one way to make the demand and use evidence in policy making more systematic

Over the past ten years the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has adopted a systematic approach to improving how it sources and uses evidence to inform policymaking. DEFRA has implemented two five-year evidence investment strategy processes that ensured the resources it… Read More

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Australia’s Productivity Commission some interesting insights for Indonesia

The Productivity Commission is one of Australia’s most prolific and influential government advisory bodies, providing evidence-based policy advice on a wide spectrum of social and economic issues aimed at raising living standards across society. The paper aims to show how the Commission has become such… Read More