Case study report that highlights the complex and diverse ways in which public services use evidence in decision-making processes using information gathered from a Scottish community planning partnership.
Reflections by a local development worker on the challenges of encouraging and supporting community interest in developing, designing and delivering effective, local solutions in partnerships.
In this think piece the former community links worker in Insch, in Aberdeenshire, reflects on her three years of experience working on the project and what she learned.
Reflections from Kim Penman, Health and Well-being Lead, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership on a collaborative learning process used to developed a shared approach to community capacity-building with a diverse range of community partners and organisations.
George Howie reflects on the connection between upstream action to address inequality and preventative action by partners at a local or regional level.
Think piece by Alison Grant from Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action in which she reflects on the issues that arise when developing community linking approaches to build capacity in the community to support health and social care integration
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.
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,
This think piece by James Mitchell from February 2015 considers how definitions of a ‘Scottish model’ are shaping thinking about policy delivery.