Strengthening Evidence-Based Policy: Outputs from the Addressing and Mitigating Violence programme, May 2013 – October 2015
Institute of Development Studies
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Knowledge and evidence are important elements of all policy processes. While the availability of more or higher quality evidence does not guarantee better policy processes, it is difficult to imagine how development policy and outcomes can be improved without it. In addition to a myriad of development problems, the increasing recognition of diversity, complexity and context means that policy-relevant knowledge and evidence must address different scales of analysis, speak to different audiences and be accessible in a variety of formats. This brochure presents outputs from the Addressing and Mitigating Violence strand of work within an IDS programme entitled Strengthening Evidence-based Policy funded through an Accountable Grant from the UK Department for International Development. Work under the grant privileges the review and synthesis of existing knowledge and evidence over new primary research. The modus operandi is one of ‘co-construction': a broad range of partners have played critical roles in the conception, generation and dissemination of these outputs. Beyond publication, IDS and its partners are actively working to integrate these outputs, and the lessons and recommendations that emerge from them, into policy processes at local, national and global scales. All outputs from this programme, including those that will be produced in the next year, are available through the IDS website (www.ids.ac.uk) and through OpenDocs, the IDS institutional repository (http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/). If you would like to stay abreast of developments in relation to this work, you can sign up to the IDS newsletter at www.ids.ac.uk/e-alert-signup.