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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. 3ie grantees policy influencing clinic


  2. Evidence-based policy making: challenges, methods, and innovations in assessing policy influence


  3. Evidence-based policymaking: challenges, methods, and innovations in assessing policy influence


  4. Two major new ODI projects on increasing resilience to natural hazards

    Press Release

  5. Submission to the Science and Technology Committee on Science and International Development

    Working papers

  6. The political economy of policy-making in Indonesia: opportunities for improving the demand for and use of knowledge

    Working papers

  7. Developing capacities for better research uptake: the experience of ODI’s Research and Policy in Development programme

    Working papers

  8. Bridging the Gap between research, policy and practice


  9. Research report: the political economy of policy-making in Indonesia

    Research reports

  10. Producing home grown solutions: Think tanks and knowledge networks in international development

  11. Promoting greater levels of research uptake


  12. Policy processes in Indonesia - opportunities for knowledge use: validation workshop


  13. Strengthening the research to policy and practice interface: exploring strategies used by research organisations working on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS


  14. Nützliche Forschungsergebnisse

  15. Taking research into account

  16. Public engagement on animal health issues in the developing world: validation workshop


  17. Knowledge, policy and power: New directions in the development policy arena


  18. Helping researchers become policy entrepreneurs

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. Influencing policy: training of trainers workshop


  20. Knowledge to policy: Making the most of development research