Background: The expectations of what evidence produces and why has shifted over the last years. The use of evidence increasingly matters to clients in the international-development sector seeking value of money for their investment and expecting more explicit 'impact' and 'uptake' strategies.
As part of our search for innovative tools, OPM is testing a framework from Langer et al. (2016) to plan, and monitor uptake strategies.
Objectives: The presentation will describe the framework and its use as a tool to plan and monitor strategies to promote use of evidence and highlight practical examples and best practices and OPM's experience about the mechanisms. The poster aims to share thoughts on the usefulness of this framework and on participants’ experiences on effective strategies to promote use.
Format: The poster will start by presenting the framework and the six mechanisms. For each mechanism,OPM's experience with planning and implementing different strategies will be presented and a discussion subsequently facilitated on participants' experience, knowledge and challenges around them.
Conclusions: Participants will assess the usefulness of adopting and promoting a framework to support the planning, implementation and monitoring of evidence uptake strategies in their institutions/project. The poster will help building collective knowledge about what works and what doesn't by contributing to the development of best practices around the mechanisms identified by the framework.