Resources on writing for policymakers

Interested in writing for policymakers but don’t know where to start?

Many written formats are consulted by policymakers as they design, implement and evaluate policy: from policy briefs and journalistic articles to blogs and tweets.

Below are links to documents and external websites that give helpful tips and example formats to those who are interested in putting together written documents that will appeal to policymakers.

There are also links to tips and platforms for engaging with policymakers once you’ve put together a written document. For additional advice on how and why to influence public policy, you can watch our ‘Asking Experts’ videos or read our influential researcher interviews.


Writing tips and templates


Academic engagement tips and platforms


Policymaker engagement tips and platforms