Arriving at policy recommendations from research findings is no simple task, and ensuring those recommendations are relevant is more complicated still.
Researchers from DEGRP project "A behavioural economic analysis of agricultural investment decisions in Uganda" were well aware of this when they embarked on their research in February 2012. To ensure their recommendations were as useful as possible, they incorporated various stages of stakeholder engagement into their research, holding consultations at local and national level over the duration of the project.
The results of this engagement - how it informed their thinking and final policy advice - have been written up in a detailed report, featuring a step-by-step visualisation of each phase of consultation and how it influenced their research.
- Stakeholder engagement report: Co-producing policy recommendations: Lessons from DEGRP project "A behavioural economic analysis of agricultural investment decisions in Uganda"
- Graphic: Stakeholder engagement process (or here)
- Policy brief: Risk-taking, risk-sharing and underinvestment in agriculture in eastern Uganda – Policy lessons
- ESRC blog post: Planning for impact: helping universities make the most of their research
- Research in Context: Risk aversion among smallholder farmers in Uganda