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DFID published its report of the Evaluation of Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme

last modified May 31, 2018 05:57 PM
The Department for International Development (DFID) has released an independent report on its three years of Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme.

“Evidence is crucial to successful policymaking. However, in many low and middle-income countries, policy makers lack the capacity to effectively access, appraise and apply research when making decisions.”

This was the starting assumption behind the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme – a £15.7 million initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) from 2013–17.

This report presents the findings of the three-year realist evaluation of BCURE.

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