This briefing from the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme explores both the current barriers to the use of evidence by decision-makers and how these issues might be addressed by organisations.
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"If it is not valued, spending time accessing and appraising evidence is seen as ‘non-work’ and not prioritised."
About the Author(s)
The Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It aims to build knowledge, skills, commitment, relationships and organisational systems to support government officials and parliamentarians in developing countries to use evidence more effectively when developing policy.
How can it help?
From the BCURE Theory of Change: "Developing the capacity of decision makers to use research evidence (by building knowledge, skills, commitment, relationships and systems at four levels: individual, interpersonal, organisational and institutional) will allow them to access, appraise and apply good quality evidence more effectively when forming policy. This will improve the quality of policies, ultimately benefitting more poor people."
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