When – Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th February 2017 (2 days) Location – University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Intended audience? The course is aimed at anyone who wants to gain an in-depth understanding of what Process Tracing and Bayesian updating are and how they work in practice to enhance our knowledge of how and why an intervention contributed to a certain outcome. Policy makers and evaluation commissioners might be more interested in the methods’ requirements, quality assurance standards and in learning what to expect from the process, while consultants and evaluators who will apply the method might be more interested in the practical aspects and tools. The course is for both.
Date: January 9th 1pm-2pm UK time including Q&A.
Speaker: Dr Nick Hart, George Washington University
In this webinar, Nick will discuss recent research on policy evaluation and the use of environmental evidence within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
Since the inception of the USEPA, considerable emphasis has been placed on the use of policy analysis tools that aim to prospectively inform environmental policy decisions, including cost-benefit analysis and risk assessment used for regulatory actions. However, compared to the amount of such ex ante analysis conducted at the USEPA before a decision is reached, relatively little evaluation of these same environmental policies is produced after implementation to inform future policy development or to modify existing policies.
You are warmly invited to the first CECAN seminar of 2017: "What works at the nexus? Evidence, policy and the prospects for transdisciplinary research," given by Professor James Wilsdon of the University of Sheffield.
January 25th 2017, 1-2 pm, Food Standards Agency, London
At all levels of government, the ecosystem of institutions and individuals engaged in expert advice and evidence-informed policymaking is more diverse than ever before. Distinct yet overlapping communities of research, policy and practice are congregating around a core set of questions about how to improve the provision, communication, relevance and application of evidence to policymaking.