Archived newsletter from April 2017
What Works Scotland Co-director Oliver Escobar is contributing his expertise in participative and deliberative democracy to a new project that is challenging views of offender rehabilitation. The collaborative action research project is called Coming Home.
Claudia Chwalisz will present the key findings in The People’s Verdict, a study of 50 long-form deliberative processes, where randomly selected citizens have played key roles in decision-making.The session will include opportunities for participants to discuss the book’s findings and the role that Scotland can play in advancing democratic innovation.
This event launches a new What Works Scotland report asking what works in place-based economic regeneration in Scotland, written by colleagues from Training and Employment Research Unit (TERU) and What Works Scotland at the University of Glasgow. It will also review three case studies of contemporary regeneration.
What Works Scotland co-director Ken Gibb, is setting up a new UK-wide collaborative research centre focused on using evidence to influence future housing policy.
This position paper by Dr Ailsa Cook for What Works Scotland explores the concept of outcomes and their history; a concept at the centre of efforts to improve public services in Scotland, across the UK and beyond. A focus on outcomes has been an integral part of what has come to be known as the Scottish Approach to public service reform.
Apply for one of three internships available with What Works Scotland and Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) to support the exchange of ideas, debate and fresh thinking among a diverse range of stakeholders engaged with the centres’ programmes of work, particularly the poverty, disadvantage and the economy work programme.
Archived newsletter from February 2017
Report that describes the evaluability assessment (EA) process used by What Works Scotland to develop and recommend options to evaluate the Glasgow area-based initiative Thriving Places.
Seminar that drew together a range of key stakeholders to explore and reflect on the implications for the future of scrutiny and inspection in Scotland.