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Authors: Marie José van der Werff ten Bosch (Both ENDS), Patrice Burger and Maude Gentit (CARI)


These guidelines for writing a policy brief have been compiled to help study site teams with writing a policy brief based on the results of their DESIRE research.




1. Why should we write policy briefs, with what aim?

2. Some general tips

- Title of the paper
- Executive summary
- Context and importance of teh problem or issue
- Policy recommendations
- Appendices
- Sources consulted or recommended

3. Layout and Choices

4. Check list

5. Used resources

6. Annex 1: How do I brief policymakers on science-related issues (Chandrika Nath)

7. Annex 2: "The Little Manual on Science Communication: a summary" (Cássio Leite Vieira)


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