To be clear, we are not arguing against the value of good evidence in helping to shape effective policy. Rather, we are suggesting that the popularisation of evidence-based policymaking has created an environment where we are venerating evidence at all costs, rather than taking a critical approach. We seem to be forgetting that evidence should be used in service of good policy.

The evidence-based policy movement has lost its way. Here’s how to fix it.

Source: Why evidence should be the servant, not the master, of good policy