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2020 Research Survey Report on the Role of Scientific Knowledge in Policymaking: Scientist and Policymaker Perspectives

The Science in Policy Making survey was launched in August 2019 as part of a study commissioned by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), to map the state of and capacity for science advice in Asia. Research associates led by Prof Dr Abhi Veerakumarasivam, the Chair of INGSA-Asia, surveyed a total of 306 respondents consisting of policy makers, scientists, and researchers from various Asian countries.

The objective of the survey was to understand the perspectives of policy makers and scientists/researchers on the use of scientific knowledge, as well as the role of scientists/researchers in policy making. The 2020 INGSA-Asia Research Survey Report is a timely and insightful look at the current state-of-play, and provides strong signposts for how systems and relationships could be better leveraged for even greater benefit in the region.

Read the full report here: 2020 INGSA-Asia Regional Survey Report

Note: A Comparative Analysis Report is currently being developed that will integrate results from regional surveys in Africa, Asia, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).


Science Advice and Diplomacy in the Battle against COVID-19

On the 21st of January 2021, INGSA-Asia co-organised a webinar titled “Science Advice and Diplomacy in the Battle against COVID-19” in collaboration with the Young Scientists Forum Nepal, the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, and the Nepal Health Research Council. This webinar, which marked INGSA-Asia’s first initiative in Nepal, was attended by over 100 academicians, scientists, and policy makers from around the world, and was also shared on Facebook Live where it has been viewed by over 2,000 people worldwide.

For more information on the workshop, see the workshop page!