Feeding high-quality evidence into policy making remains difficult, but is essential for improving public interventions. Governing better through evidence-informed policy making requires building capacity for the effective use and demand of evidence at all levels of government. This event on evidence-informed policy making developed a strategic agenda for the OECD on how to connect policy evidence on what works and what doesn’t.
Feeding evidence into political decision-making
Using evidence in practice: engaging with decision makers
International co-operation on evidence-informed policy making
Case studies in key policy areas such as early childhood intervention, access to justice, well-being, and risk and crisis management
The realities of providing scientific advice
Assessing the impact of evidence on policy and practice
Key elements for evidence-informed policy making: - Guideline and standards for evidence - Diffusing innovations and experimentation - Skills for policy-makers and scientists - Using behavioural insights to inform policy and practice
Identifying actionable next steps for the OECD and partner organisations
Participation was open to government representatives, experts from think tanks, agencies, NGOs and academia interested in public sector reform and bringing evidence and science to bear on decision making.
Participants discussed the challenges they face in connecting evidence to policy, shared expertise and best-practices and collaborated in promoting a culture of evidence-informed policy making.