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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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