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Online course promotes the use of knowledge and evidence in policy

Online course promotes the use of knowledge and evidence in policy

Case Study by Vanesa Weyrauch and Leandro Echt of Politics & Ideas, published on Nov. 9, 2015

Countries: All countries

Tags: EIPM, Latin America, policymakers, VakaYiko,

There has been an increasing interest and institutionalization of knowledge in public decision making over the last few years. However, the experiences of Southern-led think net Politics & Ideas (P&I) and its members in Latin America with regards to political leaders show that many mid-level policymakers need support, new tools and new ideas to foster effective changes within their agencies to promote a better use of research. With a grant awarded by INASP as part of the VakaYiko project, P&I recently ran an online course to help address this gap for Latin American policymakers. Here Vanesa Weyrauch and Leandro Echt of P&I describe the need for this type of training and what they have learnt as a result of the course.

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