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The Broker magazine features expert contributions at the forefront of international development debates. Our stories go beyond mainstream discussions, putting new or different developments into perspective.

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Expanding the evidence base on knowledge brokering in international development

To identify ways in which the use of evidence in policy and practice can be enhanced, the Science for Using Research (SURe) programme initiated three research projects. This article discusses their preliminary results.

Joining forces, sharing power

Today’s challenges are characterized by their complex, multifaceted nature and need concerted, multidimensional action to meet them.

Breaking down silos is the first step towards fruitful policy making

Current policy making in international development lacks the right balance between economic, environmental and social benefits. In order to make policies sustainable, such a balance should be sought more forcefully. This entails engaging the private sector with new and innovative approaches, given its key position in the global development discourse.

Obsessed with impact – towards a systems approach for social change

While many social change initiatives are laudable, the obsession with measuring their direct impact is distracting us from understanding, and changing, the bigger picture: the systems in which they are embedded.

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