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  1. Joel Negin
    Joel Negin March 4, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Thank you very much Robin. This is an excellent overview of the report and the context. I struggled through the report and couldn’t really make heads or tails of it. The context you provide is therefore invaluable.

    I remember vividly the orientation workshop that DFAT held for those of us who received ADRA scheme funding. There was a panel of senior DFAT (then AusAID) managers and one of them actually said something to the effect of “In my twenty years here, I cannot think of one occasion when evidence influenced my policy-making.” He obviously didn’t hear the words before he said them but that said a huge amount about the role of evidence/research in the organisation.

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