Mind the Gap: Policy Development and Research on Conflict Issue

Published on 01 Feb 2005
This document seeks to find an answer to this question: to what extent, if any, is research on conflict issues being used in the development of policy? The document examines the relationship between the research and policy worlds and provides a series of tactics that policy oriented researchers can adopt to increase their influence. To this purpose, the following topics are discussed:

- Realities of the policymaker's world
- Why the gap? impediments to interaction and influence
- Tactics for improving research utilisation
- Conclusion: research - policy interaction: a two-way street.

This study is the second publication under INCORE's research theme of the connection between research and policy in violently divided societies.