Facilitating the provision of quality, evidence-based analysis was intended to support parliamentarians’ access to evidence that will assist in their decision-making and policy implementation. The programme was premised on the view evidence-based research is a vital component in formulating policies and legislation and that think tanks and research institutes have the potential to play a valuable role in supporting politicians and contributing to robust and innovative policy.
The objective of this empirical study was to understand the perspectives and attitudes of policy-makers towards the use and impact of research in the health sector in low- and middle-income countries.
The study of public policy has been one of the key fields in political science, drawing however on many other social science disciplines, such as economics, law, sociology and social psychology. The past two decades have witnessed considerable changes in public policies, whether in the field of economic, law and order or social policy. This course pays particular attention to underlying theories of policy-making and policy analysis rather than substantive policy domains and encourages cross-national and cross-sectoral comparison. The syllabus covers the following topics: