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The use of evidence-based policy-making by Dutch provincial politicians

Krone, A.G.M. (2017) The use of evidence-based policy-making by Dutch provincial politicians.

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Abstract:Evidence-based policy making has its origins in the health sector in the UK. Since recent years the method has moved to other policy fields and new countries. Even though the Netherlands has a different history with evidence-based policy making the phrase has gained momentum in society and the request for more evidence-based policy making is there. The aim of the method is to avoid or minimize failures. By understanding the real life conditions through the use of greater amounts of policy-relevant information it is tried to implement evidence-based policies in more organizations. This study is investigating the use of evidence sources by politicians in the Dutch Provinces. The study was conducted by coding meetings of the States-Provincial on the references made to information sources, and by interviewing States-Provincial members on their use of sources, the accessibility of sources, the facilitation of information by the provincial organization and the criteria on which they assess the validity of research.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
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