The New Practice of Public Problem Solving

Media article A new class of innovators is advancing the public good by figuring out what people actually need and then testing, improving, and scaling solutions that may already be out there. Tara McGuinness and Anne-Marie Slaughter present the four elements of their method. click here for article

Six strategies to ensure policies are backed by evidence

Blog post Danielle Campbell and Gabriel Moore present six evidence-based strategies for ensuring policies are informed by relevant research in the I2 Insights blog. Their research focus is on health policy, but their findings do have broader applications. click here to read full text

Making an academic contribution to public policy

Sean Innis As anyone with experience in government knows, developing policy is a complex, contested process with many uncertainties and vagaries. Worthy policy ideas long in development and thoughtful in design are often left on the cutting room floor, while other ideas emerge with little thought or planning seemingly from nowhere. From the perspective of … Continue reading Making an academic contribution to public policy

Making an impact with research: How to engage critically with well-meaning advice

Blog post Paul Cairney and Kathryn Oliver present thoughts and guidance, based on their review of advice frequently offered to academics about how to use research to make an impact on policy. They focus on the relative lack of specific advice, and advice tailored to early career researchers, female researchers, and people of colour. click … Continue reading Making an impact with research: How to engage critically with well-meaning advice