Five principles and guidelines for an evidence-informed approach to policymaking in government

SOURCE: AIDS & Clinical Research
OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Shaxson, M.Tshangela, N.Bohler-Muller, A.Datta, N.Funke, L.Godfrey, B.Matomela, G.Pienaar, N.Pophiwa, W.Strydom
KEYWORDS: GOVERNANCE, POLICY FORMULATION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9129

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Abstract

This document has been written to prompt discussion within South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), and possibly government-wide. It proposes five principles that underpin an evidence-informed approach to policy making. It derives from work done in DEA in 2014 and 2015 and builds on many good practices that have been identified across the department.