Our Learning Series publications derive insights from our science communication research projects and analysis. The Series is part of SciDev.Net's monitoring and evaluation programme, and provides valuable knowledge and lessons on issues including mainstreaming evidence for policymaking, development activities and building a culture of science.
The publications will appeal to anyone with an interest in the use of science and technology in development and poverty reduction; including funders and knowledge brokers.
Published in November 2012
SciDev.Net studied the different contextual settings within which policymakers, the private sector, NGOs, media organisations and the research community operate to better understand how to mainstream more science and technology evidence for development and poverty reduction purposes.
This report presents findings from a series of research projects that were commissioned in order to create a robust picture of the context and opportunities for mainstreaming evidence, helping develop the next set of SciDev.Net strategic objectives (2013–2017).
Published January 2013
SciDev.Net partnered with the London School of Economics (LSE) and Museu da Vida (Brazil) to examine science communication around the world: journalists' background, workload, and opinions on science communication, work environment and capacity building needs.
We also investigated the climate of opinion among science journalists and found no evidence for a global sense of crises in science communication— contrary to the evidence presented by a feature published in Nature (Brumfield et al., 2009).
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