Making science work for development

Useful resources on building capacity to use evidence

11 April 2014

Evidence-informed decision-making requires excellent and rigorous research, but also evidence that can be understood and used. In the field of capacity building there is an increasing focus on building capacity to use, as well as generate, evidence. There is a growing literature-base on the topic and while by no means an exhaustive list, here are a few useful resources for understanding research capacity strengthening:

What is the evidence on evidence-informed policy making? Lessons from the International Conference on Evidence-Informed Policy Making - INASP

Evaluating Health Research Capacity Building: An Evidence-Based Tool 

Indicators of sustainable capacity building for health research: analysis of four African case studies

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