This toolkit deals with how to find, evaluate and communicate evidence for policy. It is for mid-level civil servants and parliamentary staff in developing countries, to build their skills and knowledge for evidence-informed policy-making.
The toolkit was developed in collaboration with policy-makers and researchers in Ghana and Zimbabwe, and draws on experiences in Argentina, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.
It covers four key areas:
- Introduction to evidence-informed policy-making: different types of evidence, who uses them and why.
- A complete search strategy: how to access different evidence types in developing countries.
- Assessing evidence: how to analyse source credibility, bias and quality.
- Communicating evidence: tailoring messages for decision-makers, writing policy briefs and presentations.
The full course comprises four modules, which make up 8-10 days of training. Each module has a trainer’s manual, which includes handouts, activities, presentations and readings. View and download all training course materials.