Research, information and development: these truths we hold to be self evident...?
This conference explored the state of the art of research communication and research uptake for development as they exist today, how the field might develop in the future and how we can improve our practice in the light of robust research evidence. Through presentations and participatory discussions participants will critically examine some commonly held ‘truths’ about research communication.
Ajoy Datta contributed to the session on the demand side and spoke to a truth that policymakers engage with arguments that are informed by interests, values and anecdotes and research as well as other forms of knowledge.
St Catherine’s College, Oxford