How to use evidence in policy making

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Event organiser: Apolitical

We are given a directive to implement this policy in 12 months. There’s no time to collect data. There are gaps. We can’t find the type of data needed to support the policy development. We thought we knew the problem to solve, but we’ve reached policy implementation and it turns out that was all wrong…

These were some of the familiar audience stories in this online panel discussion with policy experts, organised by Apolitical.

The short story? Know what problem you’re trying to solve, then find the evidence to support it through a mixture of sources. Filter the information and be well-connected with the community.

Easy!

Takeaways

Watch a video of the presentation on the apolitical website