‘What ifs…’ and worries encountered whilst writing policy briefs

Influencing policy can be a tricky business and sitting down to start writing a policy brief can seem like a daunting process. However, important research should have the best possible chance of influencing policy and changing it for the better, which means, that contacting policy actors directly using a policy briefing is a good place to start.

It is all too easy to assume that policy actors will seek out important research or to make up an excuse in order to delay writing a policy brief, but, by seizing the moment and harnessing the originality of recently produced work the chances of positively influencing policy are maximised.

Read more from this Research to Action blog posted by Laura ffrench-Constant.