International symposium: The politics of poverty research and pro-poor policy making - Learning from the practice of policy dialogue

Type :
Conference & seminar papers
Author :
PLAAS
Published :
2012
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This symposium aimed to stimulate conversation between researchers, communicators and policy makers. The two-day event saw lively discussion on the nature and role of ‘evidence’, dominant methodologies in social science research, and ways to make ‘sense’ and meaning of data. Through the exchanges of experience and research some fresh, innovative frameworks were brought forward which enable a more critical, realistic approach to the policy making nexus, with a specific focus on the politics of poverty research and pro-poor policy development.