Who needs to do what differently? Policy engagement requires answering that question for research projects, forming a strategy and leading implementation of policy engagement.
To provide this support, we will leverage the partnership with IPA’s country offices that are focused on developing local relationships with key policymakers so that research is not only just presented after it is completed, but rather policymakers are engaged throughout the research process, from design and question formulation through results.
Similarly, engagement with multilateral and bilateral agencies requires constant engagement, not merely when a particular study comes out. This not only increases the impact of existing research, but also helps to identify key knowledge gaps, thus motivating and leading to funding for further research.