|Best Practices: Strengthening Policy Research Capacity around the World (IFPRI, 2000, 6 p.)|
Several approaches focus directly on strengthening the capacity of policy researchers and analysts within existing institutions.
Collaborative research and advisory services to developing-country governments. Developed-country institutions may place staff in developing-country ministries for 1-2 years to conduct collaborative research and establish systems for generating and analyzing information. In return, a number of their developing-country counterparts visit developed-country institutions for training programs of several months. This approach tends to make policy analysts more confident about recommending policy changes and policymakers more willing to accept research results.