Webinar looking at the role of community anchors in public service reform, drawing on our research report on community-led, holistic community organisations.
This webinar will look at what needs to happen to ensure that the mainstreaming of PB simultaneously carves out space for more complex participatory and deliberative processes in local government decision-making.
Conference focused on engaging with research insights into what works, and what does not, in community empowerment, as well as discussing implications for the future of policy and practice in Scotland.
What Works Scotland’s submission to the Locality inquiry Keeping it Local in July 2018, a call for the latest thinking and practice shaping the future of our public services
Claire Bynner, Oliver Escobar and Wendy Faulkner describe a What Works Scotland project to create a training course that would develop and cascade skills in facilitative leadership.
Oliver Escobar outlines how, by February 2015, participatory budgeting is gaining momentum in Scotland and the cross-party support for its aims.
A chapter in a new book about participatory budgeting world-wide examines how PB relates to public sector reform, community empowerment and social justice in Scotland.
Book chapter about participatory budgeting in Scotland and its interplay with public service reform, community empowerment and social justice in a global survey of 30 years of participatory budgeting.
Christian Storstein shares a blog post from the Democratic Sector Day, organised by Oliver Escobar and colleagues from What Works Scotland.
Policy and practice briefing outlines the key learning from a What Works Scotland report about community anchors and their role in engaging with, leading and challenging public service reform.