The project "Spaces for Engagement: Using knowledge to improve public decisions" is a GDNet initiative, implemented in Latin America by CIPPEC. The project aims at using knowledge management to improve bridging research and policy. The underlying purpose is to strengthen debate about how to enhance this practice. Therefore, GDNet and CIPPEC seek to enable more effective interventions for the use of research in policy that lead to more effective public policies in the region. The project also seeks to promote South-South cooperation on linking research and policy between Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Executive Directors of Latin America (DEAL) is a community of practice that brings together executive directors from the more prominent policy research institutes in the Latin America region interested in improving the impact of policy research. DEAL aims to become a space for sharing knowledge and lessons learned, discuss challenges and dilemmas and receive materials and skills linked to them.
16 executive dorectors and 3 experts from 11 countries
EBPDN is a worldwide community of practice for think tanks, policy research institutes and similar organizations working in international development to promote more evidence-based pro-poor development policies. The program helps members to support each other through training, exchange visits, and sharing of information, and collaborate on projects to generate and use research-based evidence to improve development policy at national, regional and global level.
In the Latin American chapter, under the supervision of GDN (Global Development Network) and ODI (Overseas Development Institute), EBPDN has contributed to the improvement of the way researchers and policymakers engage with each other on a virtual platform: www.ebpdn.org. This platform is a space for knowledge exchange, debate, sharing of lessons and experiences in bridging research and policy (BRP). It includes a virtual library that is regularly updated and informs researchers on the theory and practice of BRP, and a bimonthly newsletter.
225 members and 35 countries involved
Executive Directors of Latin America (DEAL)