What happens to the results of research and knowledge exchange?

All knowledge gathered and produced by the platforms is ploughed back into policy-making and implementation and other practices. The participants and their networks apply the knowledge in a joint learning process. Existing knowledge is made clearer and more accessible, so that policy-makers and implementing agencies can apply it better in their work. Through continual coordination with knowledge-users (in government, the private sector, knowledge institutes and NGOs) research is increasingly brought into line with current developments. That makes research results more applicable to policy practice. As a consequence the government can better underpin its policies and make better choices, so that its efforts in relation to development, trade and investment are more effective. Knowledge is translated into practice by organizing conferences, making research and knowledge more accessible through briefing papers, and involving networks and organizations more specifically in certain themes.

Date of publishing: 13-01-14