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Policy Labs

GDN works to put development research to better use by raising awareness about evidence and analytical based work with various stakeholder groups. GDN also helps developing country researchers to shape actionable solutions to successfully address global challenges and Sustainable Development Goals.

One of the instruments and approaches to mediate between the supply of, and demand for, academic research is a Policy Lab. GDN's Policy Lab on "Public Policies on Quality of Education in LAC: From Evidence to Policy Effectiveness" was held on 15-16 March 2016, in Lima, Peru. The lab served to open the design of research to influence from policy makers in order to better match the supply of research to the demand for it.

In this film, participants of the policy lab speak about how their experiences will assist them in developing stronger research agendas and in connecting with other researchers and with policy makers.


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