Use of research evidence in policymaking in three Danish municipalities
August 24, 2017 - 6:07pm

Our Danish research team has recently published in Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice. The article "Use of research evidence in policymaking in three Danish municipalities" analyses the use of research evidence (RE) in three policy processes, at the local level, dealing with physical activity. We analysed an extensive number of policy documents and a total of 14 interviews with policymakers.  Results show an unsystematic way of using RE, where demographic and statistical data as well as expert consultation were mostly used. Lack of transparency of RE use complicated the tracking of sources from introduction to actual policy impact. It can be concluded that the policymakers engaged in health issues have a wider use of RE than the policymakers working with more sports-oriented issues.

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