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.
In this blog What Works Scotland research associate Richard Brunner explores how public services in Scotland can learn from international evidence and offers three early insights from a study trip to Paris supported by What Works Scotland.
In this guest blog post Evelyn O’Donnell from Glasgow City Council describes some highlights and some early learning points from a two-day study visit to Paris for members of the Glasgow Participatory Budgeting Collaborative Action Research group, supported by What Works Scotland.
In this guest blog post Coryn Barclay, Julie Dickson, and David McGrath from Fife Council reflect on what they learned from a fact-finding visit to Paris to look at how participatory budgeting is being delivered in an international context. The study trip was supported by What Works Scotland.
Report of the first collaborative action research retreat for representatives from Aberdeenshire, Fife, Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire – our case site partners – and the What Works Scotland team, held in June 2015.
This case study of Operation Modulus, an innovative violence and anti-social behaviour intervention aimed at a gang of young people. It shows how partnership, co-production and an outcome-focus can be successfully put into practice, and demonstrates that leadership is an additional essential element of successfully ‘operationalising Christie’.
Report from a national collaborative learning event for the practitioners with whom What Works Scotland is working most closely in its four case site partner community planning partnerships: Aberdeenshire, Glasgow, Fife, and West Dunbartonshire. It describes the purpose, the activities,
This working paper sets out What Works Scotland’s early thinking on using the capabilities approach, as a conceptual framework to assess what communities want from their public services, and explains why and how capabilities is a useful approach to evaluate public service reform in Scotland.