There are missing links between research and policy that can be filled by better information on the real world. This is important not only to evaluate the contribution of research to the policymakers and to society, but also to design policies based on evidence. Three models for meeting such objectives are presented, emphasizing the role of (a) journals, (b) government and (c) researchers. We provide outline examples of the three approaches, focussing on regional demographic policies in Portugal.
- evidence-based policy
- fertility and demography
- regional development
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law