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Editors' Choice

The following Evidence & Policy Editors' Choice articles are free to access until 30 April 2021:

Scrutinising statistics, questioning BME unemployment: the uses of labour market statistics in Parliamentary Select Committee evidence sessions
Julian Molina
This article uses an in-depth case study of the political use of evidence during parliamentary scrutiny, focusing on how politicians interpreted the statement ' ‘55.5% of economically active black men, aged 16‐24, are unemployed’.

Improving the enabling environment for evidence-informed policymaking: an example from Indonesia
Elisabeth Jackson, Arnaldo Pellini and Budiati Prasetiamartati
This article takes us beyond the use of evidence in the 'usual suspects' countries (such as the UK and Canada) to examine the role of international donors in developing evidence-use capacity. 

The use of research in public health policy: a systematic review
Sara Masood, Anita Kothari and Sandra Regan
This article provides a classic and ongoing focus on the use of research for public health policy, reminding us of the complexity and obstacles to be found even in fields where there is continuous commitment to evidence-use. 

See also: Volume 15, February, 2019 our free sample issue.

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