Recently, IDM has intensified its interest and efforts in the area of evidence-based policymaking. Linking policymaking with evidence leads among others towards the policy effectiveness, improvements of transparency and strengthening of democracy. As a result, IDM works towards meeting the following main objectives regarding evidence-based policymaking in the country:
- produces evidence from applied research process that feed policy-making practices in areas of interest to IDM agenda and beyond;
- aids and supports the creation of an enabling environment for social research, empowering researchers and the quality of their products to meet international standards;
- explores and develops channels of communication, interaction and mutual support among private sector/businesses and science/academia;
- encourages and facilitates dialogue between different stakeholders to establish and maintain practices of evidence-based policy- and decision-making processes.