Module 1 (SC-DPRR)
In Module 1, the trainer introduces the concept of policy-relevant research and discusses its seven principles, which are relevant both at the organisational level and to individual research projects. She highlights that policy-relevant research is context specific. As think tanks aim to produce evidence that leads to change, being in tune with the context and taking advantage of the windows of opportunity that might arise will help organisations achieve impact. Andrea presents the cycle of drafting a research agenda, and later discusses the steps involved.