The Evidence Forums: How Inclusive Engagement Strengthens Evidence for Policy and Practice

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The Evidence Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts has been gathering experts from around the world focused on ways to increase the usefulness and use of evidence. These research funders, scholars, practitioners, and government officials have specifically been exploring promising practices for inclusive research-practice-policy partnerships and the institutional infrastructure needed to support effective stakeholder engagement. Drawing on these networks and pockets of innovation, this public forum will feature a panel of experts from inside and outside of government who will share examples of inclusive stakeholder engagement and research-practice-policy partnerships and discuss opportunities to scale and expand them. The discussion will include approaches for, investments in, and experiences of inclusive engagement with and partnerships between researchers, policymakers, practitioners, community leaders, and others for evidence-informed policies and programs.

Speakers:
  • Angela Bednarek, Project Director for Evidence Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Invited members of the White House Offices of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Management and Budget
  • Erwin Gianchandani, Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation
  • Molly Irwin, Vice President for Research and Science, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • John Lavis, Co-Lead, Global Commission on Evidence to Address Societal Challenges
  • Claire Gibbons, Senior  Program Officer, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Aleta Meyer, Senior Social Science Research Analyst, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families

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