Evidence into action newsletter: The politics of poverty

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In this issue of From Evidence to Action, we focus on the issue of the politics of policy, highlighted by an international symposium which took place in November 2012, entitled The politics of poverty research and pro-poor policy-making: Learning from the practice of policy dialogue. The event identified and discussed key conceptual and contextual issues around the politics of poverty research and pro-poor policy-making, with a particular focus on evidence-based policy-making (EBPM). Our case study on the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD) demonstrates a concrete example of how this has been put into practice, while our Spotlight on looks at another programme, DRUSSA (Development Research Uptake in Southern Africa), which also aims to improve researchers’ capacity to manage the uptake of research by their key stakeholders. We examine a general approach for participatory policy-making and finally, we provide our usual variety of useful resources, including reports, web links, training opportunities and events.