How do I build policy engagement into project design?

Building policy engagement (or any engagement or impact) into research projects can be a very important way to:

  • Engage early with policy stakeholders and decision-makers to help shape your research questions for maximum impact and ensure that they are on board
  • Design engagement activities for maximum impact
  • Design low-effort monitoring and evaluation activities to demonstrate your impact and to know when and where to alter your approaches for maximum impact
  • Make sure that you have budget for policy engagement activities, to ensure that you have time and funding to engage in the project plan

Below are some helpful resources for planning policy engagement into project design:

If you have any questions on designing projects for policy impact, please contact the Policy Engagement Team at: [email protected]