The increasing complexities of governance requirements are beginning to demand evidence-based policy and suitable collaboration in the generation of this evidence. This pressure for increased planning transparency is pushing for increased dialogue in research processes, which would then lead to stakeholder-embracing consultative processes before they assume policy-level acceptance.
To guarantee or at least improve the chances of implementation of research findings, the questions that need to be answered include the following:-
Who needs the particular policy research? Or is anyone listening to the researchers?
After research, what next? i.e. how do we move from knowing to doing?
How do we...