The Strengthening the Impact of Education Research project explores the following questions:
The project conducted a policy survey focused on mapping the strategies applied by countries and systems across the OECD to strengthen the use of education research in policy and practice. The survey explores the following themes:
Overall, 37 systems representing 29 countries have responded to the survey, reflecting education ministries’ perspectives on research production and use. See the main findings in the ‘’Who Cares about Using Education Research in Policy and Practice?’’ report.
In 2023 the project will conduct a survey that will focus on knowledge intermediaries’ role in the evidence system. While in many education systems, we have witnessed an increase in the quantity of actors and initiatives focused on facilitating the use of research evidence, the understanding of actors working between research production and use remains limited. The survey will analyse these actors’ characteristics and the impact of their work by drawing on the conceptual work presented in a working paper on knowledge mobilisation.
Practices from different countries and sectors
The project is collecting and analysing promising practices that have been used in different countries and different sectors (e.g. health) to strengthen the production and use of research in policy and practice.
The project is actively building partnerships with key players in the field of research mobilisation, including academics and experts, “what works” centres and other organisations such as foundations, networks and partnerships to share knowledge and achieve common objectives and research goals.
Engagement with countries and key actors is supported by a series of events, such as webinars and expert meetings, as well as other communication platforms.
Countries are invited to: