This research report examines area-based approaches to economic regeneration in Scotland, including evidence from three case studies focused on town centre regeneration, community-led regeneration and physical regeneration. The report identifies commonalities across the case studies and presents main messages for future economic regeneration initiatives.
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.
Presentations and resources from a seminar delivered jointly by NHS Health Scotland and What Works Scotland exploring how we can predict the impact of prevention on the demand for health and social care.
Summary What Works Scotland colleagues and partners led a State of the Art Session at the 29th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement held in Glasgow in January 2016 to stimulate discussion about what educational research might learn from
Presentations from the Economics of Prevention seminar held in Glasgow on 25 March 2015.
Report to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee on 4 March 2015 about the What Works Scotland workstream on prevention and about the concept of, and evidence on, different strands of prevention in Scotland and more widely.
Kenneth Gibb and Linda Christie reflect on local government finance debates and suggest approaches to reform.
This think piece considers that we may learn much from a systematic approach to policy failure. Summary The ethos of What Works Scotland is to seek out evidence around relevant areas of public service reform to understand why certain processes,
Presentations from a seminar held in Aberdeen on 16 May 2016. The seminar summarised recent evidence on the economics of prevention that can be used to help to make choices, and discussed the challenges of developing effective strategies and tools