Making science work for development

The Politics of Evidence Based Policy Making

8 March 2016, 4-6pm
Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London

This Alliance for Useful Evidence Making organised panel debate will explore how to maximise the impact of evidence in government and the voluntary sector. The debate will launch the forthcoming book from Paul CairneyThe Politics of Evidence Based Policy Making.  Paul has researched and published widely on how policy is made, and how researchers and producers of evidence can interact with, and impact, policy makers.

Speakers include:

  • Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling
  • Sarah Childs, Professor of Politics and Gender, University of Bristol
  • Dr Kathryn Oliver, Departmental Lecturer in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, University of Oxford

Questions raised will include:

  • It’s not a case of ‘build it and they will come’; how can we develop the demand for evidence by governments?
  • What do we mean by “high quality evidence”?  What sort of evidence is good enough?

The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking.

Book a place online.