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Nigeria’s Champion for Data-Driven Decision Making

19 September 2012 | advocacy, africa, commentary, data, nigeria, nso, presenting data, statistics, visualisation

Today, Nigeria is in the midst of implementing its Vision 2020, one of Africa’s most ambitious national development plans. Designed to grow Nigeria into one of the world’s 20 largest economies...

Registration now open: Data visualisation training courses

17 September 2012 | advocacy, data, opportunity, presenting data, visualisation

I recently announced the dates of my forthcoming schedule of public training courses and now you can register to book your place on these events. The schedule is repeated below. To register simply...

Strategic Communication for Governance Programming

14 May 2012 | advocacy, communication, event, opportunity

CDC created this course in response to the growing need to strategically program communication as a key aspect of any governance project, and to address the issues of media responsibility that arise...

Blogpost: Data Basics for Advocacy

19 March 2012 | advocacy, blogpost, data, evidence-based, evidence-informed

[...] Data basics 1: thinking it through before you start The different ways activists and journalists use data for advocacy can be divided in to three broad areas. First, data about an issue...

Blogpost: A pragmatic guide to monitoring and evaluating research communications using digital tools « on think tanks

28 February 2012 | advocacy, communication, evidence-based, impact, m&e, research, think tanks

How do you define success in research communications efforts? Clearly, if policy influence is the name of the game, then evidence of communications having played a role in policy change is an...

Balkan Peer Exchange: Enhancing Analysis and Research-Based Advocacy in an Era of Open Data | Think Tank Fund | Open Society Foundations - OSF

27 February 2012 | advocacy, balkans, cis, evidence-based, research

The Western Balkans has witnessed the emergence of a considerable number of influential advocacy organizations and think tanks in the last two decades. Acknowledged by donors and governments alike...

Call for Proposals: Using Data for Policy-Relevant Research and Evidence-Based Advocacy | Information Program | Open Society Foundations - OSF

27 February 2012 | advocacy, call for proposals, data, evidence-based, opportunity, research

The Open Society Institute Think Tank Fund and Information Program invite proposals from think tanks, policy research organizations or advocacy organizations with in-house research capacity for...

International Conference on Evidence-Informed Policy Making | Events | Knowledge Brokers' Forum

16 January 2012 | advocacy, africa, event, evidence-based, impact, nigeria

Evidence-Informed Policy making has become a hot topic in international development. This has resulted in a lot of activity focussed on supporting communication of research outputs, for example in...

Call for Proposals: Using Data for Policy-Relevant Research and Evidence-Based Advocacy (21 April 2011, Open Society Foundations)

26 April 2011 | advocacy, asia pacific, call for proposals, cis, data, europe, evidence-based, opportunity

The Open Society Institute Think Tank Fund and Information Program invite proposals from think tanks, policy research organizations or advocacy organizations with in-house research capacity for...

Event (Rome, 21 April): Enhancement and Social Responsibility of Official Statistics. Principles - Methods and Techniques - Applications for the Production and Dissemination (Wikiprogress.org, 15 April 2011)

15 April 2011 | advocacy, event, statistics

The workshop intends to be a forum for a new vision, developments and dissemination of public statistics. Experienced researchers and practitioners will gather to share their knowledge, new ideas...

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