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A better evidence philosophy for sustainable development

This paper presents the results of an exploration of what is better evidence by an IIED team in collaboration with colleagues from IIED and other organisations. In this paper, we want to answer two questions. How can we generate better evidence for sustainable development? And how can we use this evidence for a series of local to global purposes? The most important of these are endogenous and rooted in bottom-up and accountable initiatives that are supported by collective action and create public goods. At IIED, we take the Sustainable Development Goals' universality principle seriously: we inform our better evidence work from experiences in the global South and North for application across all locations.

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IIED is developing a body of work that seeks to understand how to develop better evidence for sustainable development research and evaluation.

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Generating better evidence for sustainable development research and evaluation