RAPID knowledge : 'bridging research and policy' at the overseas development institute
Stone, Diane. (2009) RAPID knowledge : 'bridging research and policy' at the overseas development institute. Public Administration and Development, Vol.29 (No.4). pp. 303-315. ISSN 0271-2075Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pad.540
Numerous organizations advocate the need to 'bridge research and policy'. Philanthropic foundations, national social science funding regimes and international organizations have sought to improve knowledge utilization. Similarly, research consumers such as NGOs and government departments complain of research irrelevance for policy purposes. The concern of this article is with 'evidence informed policy' within the field of international development in which the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a London-based think tank, forms the case Study. Most think tanks are driven by the need to influence immediate political agendas but ODI has also developed organizational strategies of policy entrepreneurship that extend to longer term influence through creating human capital, building networks and engaging policy communities. Copyright (C) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Public Administration and Development|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Official Date:||October 2009|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 303-315|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||UK Economic and Research Council|
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