2 February 2012
Written Evidence Submitted to the Science and Technology Committee on Science and International Development
This paper explores how science can influence policy. It posits that science is a public good in its own right, and a means to help deliver other public goods such as a cleaner environment, improved health, better education, broad-based economic development and improving trust between citizens and their government. It recommends to take a "whole systems" approach to developing capacity in producing and using scientific research. Within government this means being clear about what the policy goals are and being open about what science is needed to inform the policy development and delivery processes.
© 2012 Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Louise Shaxson, Ajoy Datta, John Young