Evidence in an era of post-truth politics

2020-02-27 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication

These politicians should be applauded. But the producers of evidence need to catch up and empathise with these important consumers of their products. We need to weave together the worlds of evidence and politics. Certainly the research community needs to get better at getting their message across, reframing evidence to better fit the day-to-day needs of policymakers or frontline professionals, but bridging the ‘evidence-policy’ gap requires more than that.