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.
Debate and joint work among leading PRIs of Latin America. Cutting edge theory is discussed and practical training are provided to enhance think tanks´ capacity to influence policy through research.
"Using Knowledge for better policy influence" Organized jointly with CIES, ODI, Grupo FARO, IDRC and TTI. The workshop.
Buenos Aires 2010
“What do we know about our policy impact?” Workshop on knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation of the influence of evidence based public policies.
28 participants from 17 Latin American countries
Buenos Aires 2009
“Linking research and public policy in LA” Regional Conference.
48 participants from 16 Latin American countries
Buenos Aires 2008
“Knowledge Management for Organizational Capacity Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC): Brainstorming Session on Workshop Design and Content Buenos Aires”
31 participants from 10 Latin American countries
"I am sure that what I learned will round up in an internal exercise within Fedesarrollo and in diffusion to other Colombian organizations."
Paula Acosta, Fedesarrollo, Colombia.
"The workshops in Buenos Aires was very useful and I would like to highlight the job done in the months before the workshop (diagnosis of the M&E in our own organization) which allowed the systematization of the experiences we already had. The workshop itself was a very good opportunity to get in touch with other organizations of Latin America which have similar interests, strengthening the network between them."
Luis Carrizo, CLAEH, Uruguay