Translating research into policy: the case of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa

  title={Translating research into policy: the case of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa},
  author={Olive Shisana and Julia S. Louw},
  journal={SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS},
  pages={450 - 456}
  • O. Shisana, J. Louw
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS
Policies are often developed without taking into account social science research findings and recommendations, despite the plethora of such research studies. This is largely because researchers and policy makers often work in isolation, yet if they worked synergistically they could have a significant impact on implementing interventions known to work to improve the lives of populations. Several approaches have been advanced to encourage policy makers to take heed of scientific findings and to… 

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