Linkages Between Researchers and Legislators in Developing Countries
A Scoping Study
The need for legislative information and research, especially in developing and transition countries, is growing as policy-making processes become more complex. Since the executive branch of governments generally has access to a larger pool of knowledge and expertise than the national legislature, there is a need to address the imbalance in access to knowledge between the executive, legislature and judiciary in order to promote better quality policy-making. Using the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) framework, this study maps the links between researchers and legislators in a number of transition and developing countries; explores the role of politics in influencing researcher–legislator linkages; and comments on the type of research produced as well as the credibility of the research/researchers.
© 2011 Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Ajoy Datta, Nicola Jones