Scaling-up Innovations

Evidence review and briefing that considers the existing evidence on how small scale innovation can be effectively scaled up to create large scale transformational change.

Blog: I can’t believe it’s not better

Nick Bland, of What Works Scotland, shares reflections on an evidence review, ‘Scaling-Up Innovation’, published in June 2015 as part of What Works Scotland’s work on spread and sustainability.

Publications and resources

Evidence Reviews and Briefing Papers, Literature Reviews, Working Papers, Think Pieces and Publications by WWS partners.


Over the course of our four-year programme the importance of ‘place’ has emerged as a central element of successful public service reform.


Many of the challenges in sustaining the pace, breadth and depth of public service reform relate to challenges in governance.