Engaging stakeholders with evidence and uncertainty

Programme of work

Increasing evidence use

Principal investigator(s)

Sandy Oliver

Host institution

EPPI-Centre, University College London

Project type

Conceptual paper


Not applicable

Research question

This is a conceptual paper presenting a framework to determine the most appropriate approaches to engaging stakeholders given different types and degrees of uncertainty. It will generate a practical guide about choice and application of stakeholder engagement models for impact evaluation and synthesis.

Research design

Qualitative work will be carried out to assess different models for stakeholder engagement.

Data source

Stakeholder engagement models

Policy relevance

The paper will provide practical advice to evaluators and producers of evidence synthesis for enhancing their capability to effectively engage stakeholders. Stakeholder engagement is unanimously considered a key factor influencing the use of evidence for informing decision-making.