|Title of host publication||Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics|
|Publisher||Oxford Univeristy Press|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Since the late 1990s, increased attention has been given by governments and scholars to evidence-based policymaking (EBPM). The use of the term EBPM appears to have emerged with the election of Tony Blair’s government in the United Kingdom (UK) and a desire to be seen to be taking ideology and politics out of the policy process. The focus was on drawing on research-based evidence to inform policymakers about “what works” and thereby produce better policy outcomes. In this sense, evidence-based policy is arguably a new label for an old concern. The relationship between knowledge, research, and policy has been a focus of scholarly attention for decades—Annette Boaz and her colleagues date it to as early as 1895 (Boaz et al., 2008, p. 234).
|Name||Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics|
BOTTERILL, L. (2017). Evidence Based Policy. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (pp. 1-1). (Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics). Oxford Univeristy Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.177