Strategic Evaluation on Communicating Research for Influence: Part I

IDRC aims to support research that is not just about development, or relevant to development, but that will actually influence development. In order to do so, that research has to be effectively communicated and strategically positioned. IDRC endeavours to do this is by engaging potential research users in the research process, and training research partners in communication skills (writing, publishing, presentation, etc.). IDRC is supporting an evaluation of experiences of research uptake in order to understand to what extent, where and why some research becomes influential and other research does not. This project seeks to answer the following questions. What theories underpin the influence strategies used by IDRC? Where have those theories been tried and with what results? In what contexts do those theories seem to be effective or ineffective? Does IDRC use an appropriate range of strategies compared to other research funders? The first two questions will be addressed in Part I of the project.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Friday, September 30, 2011

End Date

Monday, September 30, 2013


24 months

IDRC Officer

Wind, Tricia

Total funding

CA$ 250,000