Policy entrepreneur tools: the RAPID Alignment, Interest and Influence Matrix

Introduces a range of tools for being more influential in bringing about evidence-based policy and practice change. The tools were developed by the ODI (Overseas Development Institute) Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID). In this videoed workshop participants had the opportunity to try out the Alignment, Interest and Influence Matrix (AIIM) tool, which is designed to help to identify their main audiences (stakeholders) and to determine how to engage with them to promote interventions based on research evidence. The tool can also be used to identify indicators to monitor and evaluate research uptake and impact. There is a Tools for Policy Entrepreneurs handout to accompany the video (PDF 398KB).

This workshop follows on from ‘Knowledge vs Politics – How Research can Contribute to Better Policy’ by John Young, which was a plenary talk from the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation.  On the I2S website this is listed under “Tools” as “Policy improvements through research: knowledge vs politics.”

Video (39 minutes): “Tools for Policy Entrepreneurs: The RAPID Alignment, Interest and Influence Matrix (AIIM)” presented by John Young was a workshop at the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation held in Canberra in Australia, online and at three co-conferences (Lueneburg in Germany, The Hague in the Netherlands and Montevideo in Uruguay), 8-11 September 2013. The Microsoft PowerPoint presentation from the video is available as a (PDF 774KB).

 

 

 

Posted: November 2014
Last modified: January 2016