Evidence use briefs

These briefs highlight instances of evidence use from 3ie-supported studies. The link between evidence and its use is often not​ immediate or directly attributable. Through various sources like grant documents and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders, these briefs investigate how context, actors and other mechanisms contribute to uptake and use​ of evidence. 



Evidence-informed policy change: improved access to groundwater in West Bengal, India

Published: April 19, 2017

The brief highlights how a number of factors contributed to why the findings of this impact evaluation resonated among policymakers, which in turn informed two changes to West Bengal’s groundwater access policies.

Among these factors were the researchers’ engagement and communication skills, as well as their ability to leverage existing networks and their institutional affiliation to gain support from national ...


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