What drives the use of evidence within a government department?

Organised by Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Event type External Event
Location Online and ODI (203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ)
Start date 5 December 2016 17:30
End date 19:30 (GMT)

For policy to bring positive change to people, it needs to be informed by the best available evidence and local knowledge. Producing robust evidence is just part of the policy-change story; and this event will take a closer look at where that evidence is – or isn’t – being used within government. The event will be chaired byLouise Shaxson, Research Fellow in the Research and Policy in Development Programme at ODI. She will also be presenting the latest from work with the Government of South Africa.

We are excited to have Rizal Sukma, Indonesian Ambassador to the UK, delivering our keynote address. Dr Sukma will then join our panel of speakers for a broader discussion and audience Q&A. On the panel are:

  • Ian Goldman, Head of Evaluation and Research, South African Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Justin Parkhurst,  Associate Professor in Global Health Policy, London School of Economics; and
  • Penny Hawkins, Former Head of Evaluation, UK Department for International Development

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