A growing number of developing countries are recognising that the way in which governments justify, manage and prioritise scientific research and development affects social development and economic growth.
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Constant calls for evidence-based policy miss the underlying politics of knowledge, argues analyst Peter Bille Larsen.
7 May 2013
Scientists in developing countries should increase the quality of their research by publishing more good papers, not fewer, says Rafael Loyola.
Organising research into different types of knowledge can promote decision-making based on evidence from a range of sources.
27 April 2012
Source: Overseas Development Institute
Budgetary constraints and political apathy have resulted in poor science communication in India, says Archita Bhatta.
21 May 2013
IPBES, a new biodiversity panel set up to advise policymakers, must include indigenous and local voices, a meeting has heard.
3 May 2013
26 April 2013
Uncertainty is part of science but it's no excuse for indecision. Chandrika Nath shows how to communicate uncertainty to policymakers.