Assessing the role of research in policy change In Indonesia : a case study of CIFOR’s global comparative study on REDD+
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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) ran a Global Comparative Study on reducing emissions from deforestation, forest degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks (GCS REDD+). This thesis is an outcome evaluation of the Indonesian component of the program using a theory-based approach. It examines whether the program was successful in generating useful knowledge and supporting the use of it in policy change in Indonesia. The change processes are mapped and assessed in a theory of change framework that was developed in a participative way and tested qualitatively. Data to test the ToC were obtained from 29 key informant interviews, scientific publications and project documents. The study found that engagement with partners was a defining step in transferring knowledge. The scientists’ direct relationships with influential advisors to policy makers have accelerated knowledge transfer. The study finds that research contributed to the knowledge, attitude and skill change of the targeted partners, but did not automatically deliver policy change.
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