#All4Evidence Twitter Chat Highlights Impact of Research on Policy

Dec 13, 2016

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Highlighting examples of how evidence drives public policy and program decision making around the world, members of the research and policy communities convened for a Twitter chat focused on the theme of “Why Being #All4Evidence Serves Public Well-Being.” A recap of the December 8 chat is available on Storify.

    The one-hour chat, hosted by nine policy research organizations, included a total of nearly 600 tweets and retweets that reached nearly 700,000 Twitter users. Participants offered resources and perspectives on a range of topics, including:

    • How federal, state, and local governments use evidence
    • How to make evidence more accessible and useful for policymakers
    • How evidence can be used to advance education and alleviate poverty
    • What opportunities Big Data presents for policy research
    • How to learn more about the use of evidence in various policy areas

    Continue to follow #All4Evidence for additional news, resources, and perspectives on evidence-based policymaking. Another opportunity to join the conversation is the #All4Evidence Question of the Week on Twitter, which launches Thursday, December 15, and will feature a topic related to evidence-based policymaking for research and policy experts to discuss.

    The #All4Evidence Twitter chat was hosted by: