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Title: Julius Court

Julius Court
Research and Policy in Development Programme
Bridging Research Policy in International
BRP Panel, Dakar, 22 January 2005
RAPID www.odi.org.uk/rapid/ GDN Bridging
Project www.gdnet.org/rapnet/
Existing theory useful in TCs?
  • Linear model
  • Percolation model, Weiss
  • Tipping point model, Gladwell
  • Context, evidence, links framework, ODI
  • Policy narratives, Roe
  • Systems model (NSI)
  • External forces, Lindquist
  • Room for manoeuvre, Clay Schaffer
  • Street level bureaucrats, Lipsky
  • Policy as social experiments, Rondinelli
  • Policy Streams Windows, Kingdon
  • Disjointed incrementalism, Lindquist
  • The tipping point, Gladwell
  • Crisis model, Kuhn
  • Framework of possible thought, Chomsky
  • Variables for Credibility, Beach
  • The source is as important as content, Gladwell
  • Linear model of communication, Shannon
  • Interactive model,
  • Simple and surprising stories, Communication
  • Provide solutions, Marketing Theory I
  • Find the right packaging, Marketing II
  • Elicit a response, Kottler
  • Translation of technology, Volkow
  • Epistemic communities
  • Policy communities
  • Advocacy coalitions etc, Pross
  • Negotiation through networks, Sebattier
  • Shadow networks, Klickert
  • Chains of accountability, Fine
  • Communication for social change, Rockefeller
  • Wheels and webs, Chapman Fisher
  • National Systems of Innovation

Reality .. Indicative Quotes on Key Issues
  • Research Most policy research on African
    agriculture is irrelevant to agricultural and
    overall economic policy in Africa 1
  • Policy Uptake policymakers seem to regard
    research as the opposite of action rather
    than the opposite of ignorance. 2
  • Role of Outsiders The North spends around US
    2bn annually on development research value for
    money? 3

1 Omamo, 2003, Policy Research on African
Agriculture Trends, Gaps, and Challenges,
International Service for National Agricultural
Research (ISNAR) Research Report No 21. 2 Surr
et al, 2003, DFID Research Strategy Report. 3
RAPID Calculation (c5 of total ODA).
  • Research any systematic effort to increase the
    stock of knowledge
  • Policy a purposive course of action followed by
    an actor or set of actors, including
  • Setting agendas / broadening policy horizons
  • Official documents statements
  • Attitudes and behaviour of policymakers
  • Budgets patterns of spending
  • Implementation processes

An Analytical Framework
External Influences Socio-economic and
cultural influences, donor policies etc
The GDN Cases
GDN Bridging Project www.gdnet.org/rapnet/
The Good News
  • The results of household disease surveys informed
    processes of health service reform which
    contributed to a 43 and 46 per cent reduction in
    infant mortality between 2000 and 2003 in two
    districts in rural Tanzania.
  • TEHIP Project
  • Visit http//www.odi.org.uk/rapid

HIV Prevalence in Thailand, Uganda
KwaZulu-Natal 1990-2000
An Analytical Framework
External Influences Socio-economic and
cultural influences, donor policies etc
A Practical Framework
political context
Politics and Policymaking
Campaigning, Lobbying
Policy analysis, research
Media, Advocacy, Networking
Research, learning thinking
Scientific information exchange validation
What researchers need to do
  • Get to know the policymakers.
  • Identify friends and foes.
  • Prepare for policy opportunities.
  • Look out for policy windows.
  • Work with them seek commissions
  • Strategic opportunism prepare for known events
    resources for others
  • Who are the policymakers?
  • Is there demand for ideas?
  • What is the policy process?
  • Establish credibility
  • Provide practical solutions
  • Establish legitimacy.
  • Present clear options
  • Use familiar narratives.
  • Build a reputation
  • Action-research
  • Pilot projects to generate legitimacy
  • Good communication
  • What is the current theory?
  • What are the narratives?
  • How divergent is it?
  • Build partnerships.
  • Identify key networkers, mavens and salesmen.
  • Use informal contacts
  • Get to know the others
  • Work through existing networks.
  • Build coalitions.
  • Build new policy networks.
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • What networks exist?
  • Who are the connectors, mavens and salesmen?

Practical Tools
Overarching Tools - The RAPID
Framework - Using the Framework -
The Entrepreneurship Questionnaire
Context Assessment Tools - Stakeholder Analysis
- Forcefield Analysis - Writeshops -
Policy Mapping - Political Context
Communication Tools - Communications
Strategy - SWOT analysis - Message Design -
Making use of the media
Research Tools - Case Studies
- Episode Studies - Surveys -
Bibliometric Analysis - Focus Group Discussion
Policy Influence Tools - Influence Mapping
Power Mapping - Lobbying and Advocacy -
Campaigning A Simple Guide - Competency
ODI Partnerships Programme
Southern civil society organisations, use of
evidence development policy processes
  • Outcomes
  • Understanding how CSOs use research-based
    evidence in policy processes
  • Regional capacity to support CSOs
  • Improved communication (ODI)
  • Global collaboration do and learn

Other sources of information
GDN Bridging Project www.gdnet.org/rapnet/
Visit www.odi.org.uk/rapid or e-mail
rapid_at_odi.org.uk for a copy of the RAPID CD-ROM
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