Policy briefing that reviews how participatory budgeting (PB) has become central to advancing three policy agendas in Scotland – public service reform, community empowerment and social justice – and examines the requirements to mainstream PB including the co-production of new systems, new mindsets and ways of working.
This policy briefing focuses on evaluability assessment, a systematic and collaborative approach to deciding whether and how an evaluation should be done. EA involves stakeholders working together to reach a consensus view of what the policy or service change is expected to achieve, what data sources are available to measure change processes and outcomes, and what is the best approach to evaluation.
This policy briefing focuses how public service leadership needs to change to lead organisations involved in collaboration, co-production, community engagement and partnership.
This policy briefing focuses why we need to rethink leadership practice in public services and what works for leadership in collaborative settings.
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.
Short report exploring the What Works Scotland knowledge partners’ Evidence to Action activity in the context of public service delivery to provide an overview of the evidence approaches provided.
The four briefing papers presented at the 29th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement in January 2016 to stimulate discussion about what educational research might learn from other disciplines.
This short briefing paper shares What Works Scotland’s early learning on how to develop authentic relationships that are durable, sustainable and honest, when working within the complex dynamics of community planning partnerships.