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Evidence based publications

Decision making based on objective facts appears at face value to be a sensible approach. There is nevertheless much room for error. It is, following the examination of objective data, far too easy to posit unproven theories to explain the data, identify causes, and predict future outcomes. Even if the information itself is reliable, how that information is used remains a key consideration. This is where the idea of “evidence-based” decision making comes to the fore.

Evidence Based Decision-Making is a process for making decisions about infrastructure procurement and delivery management practices, strategies and policies that is grounded in the best available research evidence and informed by experiential evidence from the field and relevant contextual evidence. Evidence based publications inform decision making.