Evaluating Research Uptake and Impact; Juggling Evidence, Politics and Uncertainty

Date: 21 October 2020

Time: 10.00 – 11.15 BST 

Event is open to all, registration is required at the following link: Registration Link


In the context of Covid-19, juggling politics, evidence and uncertainty has become quite challenging. How can development projects know they are making a difference? How can politics be factored into research uptake rather than ignored? What are the implications of the necessary uncertainty and ambiguity of policy and practice change? 


Chris Roche, Professor, La Trobe University

Yanuar Nugroho, Senior Intellectual and Academic Advisor, Centre for Innovation, Policy and Governance (CIPG)

Sandy Oliver, Professor of Public Policy, Institute of Education (IoE), University College London (UCL)

Chair: Laurenz Langer, Africa Evidence Network, University of Johannesburg

Slides from the Presentations:

Yanuar Nugroho Slides

Sandy Oliver Slides

Pre-webinar Vlog: Click here to view

The video, complete with captions, can be viewed at this link: Video with Captioning


Suggested Resources:

(Please note, these were suggestions for further reading made during the webinar by audience as well as speakers)

Duke, A (2018), Thinking In Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All The Facts Portfolio

Krznaric, R (2020) How to be a good ancestor TED Talk

Poirrier, C. & Tolmie, C. (2020) Measuring Governance, Advocacy and Power; A Database Of Existing Indicators, Tools and Indices Results for Development

Sidel, J.T. & Faustino, J. (2020) Thinking and Working Politically in Development: Coalitions for Change in the Philippines The Asia Foundation (see also the publication announcement here: Link to announcement)

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