2.1.2 Collection of Evidence and Knowledge from Range of Sources

This includes

  1. Research-based knowledge: Scientific knowledge is perceived as highly credible and therefore used to underline certain positions in the policy process, it has however some shortcomings:
    • It may take too long for the pace of policy design
    • Scope and coverage may be too small
  2. Project and policy implementation knowledge: Knowledge generated during the implementation of policy implementation projects and programmes are a very valuable source, because of its practical orientation.
  3. Statistics: Statistical information (as it is) plays an important role in the policy modelling process, because of its “objective” character. It is also a very important input for simulations and forecasts.

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