Policy implementation

Discussion paper

Not another review about implementation? Reframing the research agenda

This paper examines what light current literature can shed on the processes of policy implementation, what is known about this topic and where gaps remain.
Journal article

Inaction and public policy: understanding why policymakers ‘do nothing’

Public policy analysis needs to develop a more robust understanding and more sophisticated evaluation of inaction. This paper provides an initial roadmap for doing so, while acting as a primer for further reflection and research.

Study: the costs of not implementing EU environmental law

This study reveals that full implementation of EU environmental legislation could save the EU economy around €55 billion every year in health costs and direct costs to the environment.
Blog post

Mitigation: Co-benefits and interlinkages to adaptation

Climate mitigation is a popular strategy to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Various options are available for both mitigation policy and technology measures, providing enough economic potential to offset the projected emissions growth.
Journal article

An introduction to achieving policy impact for early career researchers

This paper draws on the available literature and the authors' own experiences working in the environmental sciences to provide an accessible resource for early career researchers (ECRs) seeking to achieve policy impact in their chosen field.
Journal article

What can policymakers learn from feminist strategies to combine contextualised evidence with advocacy?

In most established democracies, there is a desire to combine policymaking with evidence, earning a notch of legitimacy for policy and research alike. The use of evidence in policymaking is a good idea, but like many good ideas it is more complicated in practice than...

Implementation science: what is it?

The social sector needs to take notice of this growing field that is driving better interventions in health, education, and human services. Nick Perini from SVA Consulting talks to Robyn Mildon, Executive Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI), to find out why...
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Science advice: A bastion against the post-truth/post-trust torrent?

What is the role of science as an institution in a world where trust in institutions, elites and experts may be in decline? How can we ensure respect for the place of scientifically derived knowledge?

The role of evidence in policy formation and implementation: a report from the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor

At the request of the Prime Minister, this report has been designed to explore in greater detail the issues that were brought to light in an earlier discussion paper, Towards better use of evidence in policy formation (2011). This paper extends that discussion and makes...