Many research funding agencies have recently adopted what I define here as the new impact agenda. Naturally, funding agencies want to know what is the impact of the research they have funded. The new impact agenda is ambitious and demanding, but it has some important challenges too. To be sure, assessing the impact of research … Continue reading
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Transforming Innovation Policy
Innovation policy needs to be transformed profoundly. It has to be more focused, more efficient, more effective, and able to foster deep changes addressing complex problems in our societies and economies. The question is how to do that. Many answers were given during the workshop organised by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) … Continue reading
Who learns from (research) program evaluations?
We still know very little about who, what and how is being learned from the extensive evaluation of governmental programs. Our recent findings show that only two out of four types of learners actually learn, and that they learn different things. This is good and bad. Many governments have increased their efforts on evaluating policy … Continue reading