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#All4Evidence Twitter Chat Highlights Impact of Research on Policy
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:
- AAPOR (American Association for Public Opinion Research)
- APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management)
- J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab)
- Knowledge Alliance
- Mathematica Policy Research
- Social Innovation Research Center
- Urban Institute Pay For Success Initiative