Guidelines and good practices for evidence-informed policy-making in a government department

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This is the third in a series of documents that have been developed as part of the VakaYiko Consortium project, supporting the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in South Africa as it embeds and enhances an evidence-informed approach to policy-making. It has been jointly produced by a team from DEA and from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in the UK, working with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and the Department for Science and Technology (DST). Other documents in the series include:

• a report that synthesizes the team’s observations on evidence-informed policy-making in DEA

• a paper outlining an approach to help government departments diagnose their evidence-informed approach to policy.