PEP Policy Forum - Social media discussion

June 8, 2016 | Manila, Philippines
Use #PEPConf2016 on Facebook and Twitter to read and participate in the online discussion regarding the 2016 PEP Annual Conference. 

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Join the discussion and share your views

In preparation for its 2016 Policy Forum, PEP presented a series of articles discussing the challenges of linking research to policy action on its Facebook page. Key questions were raised and PEP researchers and the social media audience tentative responses, based on their personal experience.

We invite you to take a look at this online discussion on the theme: "From policy engagement to research uptake: Lessons for and from developing country researchers".

The questions and views shared through this online and open dialogue informed the round table dialogue on June 8. You can continue to share your thoughts and ask questions using #PEPConf2016. This tag pulls together key updates and images across all social media channels, creating a dynamic real-time dialogue between participants. 


Facebook discussion

Date Question Article Author Discussion
April 20 From your experience, what is the key aspects of the demand side that experts need to take into account when trying to inform policy?

The politics of evidence-based policymaking

Paul Cairney

April 27  What kind of ‘impact’ do you aim to achieve with your own work?
Do you feel your aim is realistic?
What do we mean by ‘impact’? Simon Hearn More
May 4 As a researcher wishing to "make a difference", what are the main challenges you face when trying to inform policy decisions? Impact of research on policy and practice John Young  More
May 18 What is your experience of co-production and what do you recommend? 

Blog: Can research speak to policy?

Let's get together: the hidden politics of 'co-production' in research

Eight strategies for co-creation

Andrew Long

Kevin Orr and Mike Bennett

Arnim Wiek

May 25 Have you ever felt pressure to exaggerate the possible impact of your research?

Academics admit feeling pressure to embellish possible impact of research

Should academics be expected to change policy? Six reasons why it is unrealistic for research to drive policy change

Jennifer Chubb and Richard Watermeyer

James Lloyd



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Online event's program
(Time zone = Manila, Philippines)

9:30 (UTC+8) - Keynote address

Bridging research and policy in developing countries
Mustapha K. Nabli, Chair of the PEP Board of Directors
Manager of the North Africa Bureau of Economic Studies, Tunisia

Mr. Nabli cumulates outstanding achievements as an accomplished researcher, senior World Bank economist, and high-level policy-maker (including Central Bank Governor and twice Minister) in Tunisia.

Followed by an open Q&A period

11:00 (UTC+8) - Round table discussion

From policy engagement to research uptake:
Lessons from and for developing country researchers

Introduction by John Young, Head of the Research and Policy in Development Program, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK

Mr. Young is one of the world's leading expert in the field of evidence-based policymaking. He will both moderate and inform the panel discussion, and allow ongoing interactions with the audience - both online and on site 

Session 1 -  What works and what doesn’t?
Panel composed of PEP researchers, policy actors and practitioners.

12:30 (UTC+8) - Lunch break

14:00 (UTC+8) - Round table discussion

From policy engagement to research uptake:
Lessons from and for developing country researchers

Session 2 - How to promote greater use of research-based evidence?
Same panel and moderator

Find out more in the 2016 PEP Policy Forum program and download the round table structure.




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