Biosciences Complex, Queen's University, 116 Barrie Street, Kingston, ON
Biosciences Lecture Theatre 1101
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Good evidence can lead to better decisions and better outcomes. In a progressively more complex and increasingly integrated policy environment, amidst the current constrained fiscal climate, it is even more important that policy-makers are able to access good quality data to inform policy development, monitor changes and evaluate outcomes. But what constitutes good quality data, and how should it be used? These questions face those both inside and outside government as they seek to collect and analyse evidence to support policy development and evaluation.
This year’s Policy Forum on “The Role of Evidence in Policy-Making” brings together scientists and other researchers, think-tank analysts, parliamentary officers and senior public servants to discuss how different kinds of evidence have and can contribute to good policy outcomes in science, social and economic policy domains.
The day will conclude with our annual Donald Gow Memorial Lecture. This year we are pleased to announce that the Gow Lecture will be delivered by Bob Rae, MP, [former] Interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.