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John Young

Head of Research and Policy in Development

Portrait of John Young

John heads up the RAPID Programme focusing on research, advisory and public affairs work on the interface between research and policy. He joined ODI in May 2001 after five years in Indonesia managing the DFID Decentralised Livestock Services in the Eastern Regions of Indonesia (DELIVERI) Project. Before that he was ITDG's Country Director in Kenya and since joining ODI he has been involved in projects on decentralisation and rural services, information systems, strengthening southern research capacity and research communication. He developed the RAPID programme into a global leader on the research-policy interface and developed its key approaches on policy influence (ROMA).
 

  1. Q&A: what we’ve learned in 15 years of promoting evidence-based decision-making

  2. Partner-led evaluation for policy research programmes: a thought piece on the KNOWFOR programme evaluation

    Working papers

  3. Country-level policy engagement in IFAD: guide book

    Toolkit/guidelines

  4. 10 things to know about how to influence policy with research

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. The Indonesian knowledge sector: a contextual analysis

    Working papers

  6. Brexit, Chilcot and evidence-based decision making

  7. Informing REDD+ policy: an assessment of CIFOR's Global Comparative Study

    Research reports

  8. Sharing knowledge for seismic shifts in disaster risk reduction

  9. Pathways to earthquake resilience in China

    Working papers

  10. Revealing the routes to policy in practice

    Other

  11. Research for better aid: an evaluation of DFAT's investments

    Research reports

  12. ROMA: Pedoman untuk Pelibatan dan Mempengaruhi Kebijakan

    Toolkit/guidelines

  13. Promoting Business Responsibility in India

    Research reports

  14. ROMA: a guide to policy engagement and influence

    Toolkit/guidelines

  15. There are no blueprints for policy impact but you can improve your chances by being flexible and iterative

  16. Monitoring and evaluation of policy influence and advocacy

    Working papers

  17. Book launch - Aid on the Edge of Chaos: rethinking international cooperation in a complex world

    Event

  18. Final report of the external evaluation of the Think Tank Initiative

    Research reports

  19. The first global conference on research integration and implementation

    Event

  20. Research for global transformation - 3rd international conference on research for development

    Event