Blog Post Suggests Ways To Ensure Research Data Is Used To Help Inform Policy Decisions

Health Systems Global: How To Get Policymakers To Actually Use All That Data You Produce
Heather Cogswell, associate scientist and resource tracking specialist in the International Development Division at Abt Associates and member of the HSG Translating Evidence into Action TWG, discusses ways to ensure research data is used to inform policy decisions. Cogswell writes, “If you dream … of your data being taken up and used to actually inform decisions and policy … try this: Make sure there is a clear demand for your analysis. … Produce a high-quality analysis. … Actively promote the use of your data” (5/31).