1. Build relationships

Shaking hands

Relationships between researchers and policymakers are one of the biggest predictors of policymakers using research. There are lots of ways to invest in these relationships, including lots of briefing meetings, supporting policymakers in work beyond the results of your research, and co-generating questions. If you’re an international researcher, partner with local researchers who have those policy links (in addition to everything else they bring to the table).

Look here for all our tips on speaking to policy makers 

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