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Context Matters Framework

Context Matters: A Framework to support knowledge into policy

Developed by INASP and Purpose & Ideas, the Context Matters Framework is a participatory tool to help detect and understand the best entry points to improve the use of knowledge in a public agency.

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It is widely recognised that context plays a big role in how research and policy interact. But there’s significant room to improve our understanding of how context matters for evidence use in policymaking.

There are many factors that affect knowledge use, and every organization is different. In order to foster change we must first understand the context and relationships within which organisations operate.

Developed by INASP and Purpose & Ideas, the Context Matters Framework is a participatory tool to help detect and understand the best entry points to improve the use of knowledge in a public agency.

    Context Matters Framework

    Exploring the six interrelated areas helps government organizations, policymakers, researchers, practitioners and donors to navigate complexity, better understand their organization, and identify the blockages and opportunities for positive change.

    • Looks at internal factors within an organization as well as the external political economy and relationships .
       
    • Addresses visible changes, such as new processes or behaviours, and invisible changes, such as incentives or cultures for knowledge use 
       
    • Builds on the experience of 50+ policymakers and practitioners
       
    • Tried and tested with multiple government agencies in a wide range of countries, including Peru, Ghana, Uganda, Pakistan


    To learn more about the framework or explore how we can help you to enhance knowledge use in your organization, contact info@inasp.info

     
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