Resources about participatory governance in Scotland, including community councils, mini-publics, citizens’ juries, and involvement in democracy.
Insights into co-production of public services, including analysis of successful examples and reflections on issues and opportunities in co-production.
Resources and research to support community engagement including the national standards, issues of inequality, and developing skills for facilitating meaningful and useful engagement.
A short introduction to place-based approaches, a holistic approach that can cross policy sectors and silos, and links to key resources to learn more.
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.
Guest blogger Jez Hall, from PB Partners, discusses the potential role of participatory budgeting in future community service provision. Published May 2015.
Pam Dawson of the Placed-based Programme run by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, writes about her experience of the What Works Scotland seminars on reducing poverty held in Clydebank and Dundee in September 2016.
Nick Bland of What Works Scotland, discusses an event in September 2016 which focused on helping people to understand how institutions in society can perpetuate inequality and strategies to change this.
What Works Scotland co-director Ken Gibb reflects on a What Works Scotland event in Clydebank Town Hall, in September 2016 where 40 people from the public and voluntary sectors, plus a few academics and councillors took part in considering Community-led Approaches to Reducing Poverty.
Hilda Campbell from COPE Scotland, writing about the Scottish launch in May 2016 of Catherine Durose’s book, Designing Public Policy for Co-Production: Theory, practice and change.