Welcome to our policy advocacy guide online!

“Making Research Evidence Matter: A Guide to Policy Advocacy in Transition Countries” is a practical resource for those interested in designing and conducting effective evidence-informed advocacy campaigns in challenging environments, where the demand for applied research is low and policy discussions are often centred around taking sides rather than finding the best solutions. This guidebook is build around a core advocacy-planning tool, the elements of which are illustrated through 4 case studies from the region. The authors are Eóin Young and Lisa Quinn from the International Centre for Policy Advocacy. It was originally published in 2012 by the Local Government Initiative, Open Society Foundations.

Before now, it was only available in hard copy and as a downloadable PDF. Encouraged by our partners and many positive responses, we are now making the manual available online in a more searchable and modular format. In fact, each online page represents a subsection of the original publication. In addition, we have tried to adapt the design features from the publication to the online environment in order to make it as accessible as possible.

Finally, we would like to thank the Think Tank Fund, Open Society Foundations for supporting this initiative.

How to reference this resource (in APA Style):

Young, Eóin and Lisa Quinn (2012) Making Research Evidence Matter: A Guide to Policy Advocacy in Transition Countries. [Online Publication - International Centre for Policy Advocacy]. Available from: http://advocacyguide.icpolicyadvocacy.org