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Stewart, Ruth; Langer, Laurenz; Wildeman, Russell; Erasmus, Yvonne; Maluwa, Louis Gerald; Jordaan, Sunet; Lötter, Desyreé; Mitchell, Janine; Motha, Precious – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
To maximise the potential impact and acceptability of EIDM capacity building, there is a need for programmes to coordinate their remits within existing systems, playing both 'insider' and 'outsider' roles. Through a review of the South African evidence-policy landscape and analysis of a stakeholder event that brought together EIDM role players,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Decision Making, Evidence
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Ranchod, Rushil – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
This paper examines the formation and operation of a research-policy nexus in a research-based national-level government department intervention to improve skills planning policy in South Africa. Through the lens of evidence-informed policymaking, it reflects on understandings of evidence use in policy; it explores the interactions between actors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Intervention, Policy Formation
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Stewart, Ruth – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
The effective use of public policy to reduce poverty and inequality in southern Africa requires an increased use of research evidence to inform decision making. There is an absence of clear evidence as to how best to encourage evidence-informed decision making, and how to build capacity among decision makers in the use of research. This paper…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Poverty