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Evidence-informed country level policy making (3)

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Donors regard research and evaluation as non-essential activities... It is usually political expediency rather than objective decision-making that is practiced... On the one hand there is little data available or accessible. On the other when time comes to make a decision, data are ignored because they [policymakers] don't know how to interpret or read statistics. To be sure you will find various survey reports are just stacked on the office shelves gathering dust.

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Monday, February 22, 2016
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Javed S Ahmad
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Javed S Ahmad is a self-employed Health Communication Consultant based in the USA, and retired from the ILO a specialised agency of the United Nations. Professional interests: Health communication, promotion, behavior change communication, programming, evaluation and research.    javedsahmad AT

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