Bridging the Gap: The Role of Monitoring and Evaluation in Evidence-based Policy Making

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)(2008). Bridging the gap: The role of monitoring and evaluation in evidence-based policy making. Retrieved from Organization website:

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This tool brings together the vision and lessons learned from different stakeholders on the strategic role of monitoring and evaluation in evidence-based policy making.

Steps for Using Method/Tool

This tool guides users through three sections, with special emphasis on Parts 1 and 2 that are applicable to public health decision-making.

  • Part 1 – Evidence-based policy making and the role of monitoring and evaluation
  • Part 2 – The strategic intent of evaluations, studies and research
  • Part 3 – The strategic intent of data collection and dissemination

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