Author(s): Forrester, J.; Nilsson, M.; Lee, C.; Moora, H.; Persson, Å.; Persson, L.; Peterson, K.; Simon, J.; Tuhkanen, H.
In: Forrester, J., M. Nilsson, C. Lee, H. Moora, L. Persson, Å. Persson, K. Peterson, J. Simon and H. Tuhkanen (2009). Getting to policy impact: lessons from 20 years of bridging science and policy with sustainability knowledge Stockholm: SEI. SEI research report. ISBN 9789186125134.
Type: Research report
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Getting to policy impact: Lessons from 20 years of bridging science and policy with sustainability knowledge
The study looks specifically at the role and impact that SEI has had in a number of different policy arenas in the past decade.
- Organizations such as SEI, that has an important audience in the public policy sphere from subnational to global levels, should be evaluated on the basis of what types of public policy impacts the knowledge it generates is having at different levels of governance. However, such evaluations are inherently tricky. Despite its strong presence in nearly all research funding descriptions, ‘policy impact’ is an ambiguous term, and there is very little consensus about what it really means or how to measure it.