Evidence-Based Policy-Making: Merits and Challenges

  • Fatih DemirEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3901-1
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The democratically elected may be interested in increasing the effectiveness of their policies through designs, implementations, and evaluations of much more consistent policies and programs. In a democracy, if governments do not give good results, they lose sympathy and possibly votes; therefore, its inefficiency has a high cost, and therefore, the way to improve performance based on the use of knowledge or evidence is sought. This paper seeks to display the debates which have evolved around the concept of evidence-based policy-making and to weigh its advantages and disadvantages by making reference to the newly emerging literature on the topic.

Ensuring that scientific knowledge is used in the making of public policies is a long aspiration in different parts of the world (Hanna et al. 2010; Reimers et al. 2000). From this logic of modernity, evidence-based research attributed a power...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Public AdministrationManisa Celal Bayar UniversityManisaTurkey