A working paper examining the findings of four What Works Scotland researchers during a three-year programme to explore collaborative action research with four community planning partnerships.
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.
Conference exploring the role and use of data and evidence as key components in the development, design and delivery of good public services.
The first comprehensive scoping review of 28 studies of ten interventions which unconditionally provided substantial cash transfers to individuals or families.
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.
What Works Scotland co-director Peter Craig has contributed to new evaluation support materials for health and wellbeing professionals.
Hannah Wheatley from the New Economics Foundation introduces the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, launched in June 2015 by the What Works Network as a government-funded initiative aiming to enable stakeholders to access evidence on wellbeing.
What does ‘place’ offer to public service development? in this blog from December 2016 What Works Scotland’s Claire Bynner examines the role of place-based approaches – what works and what doesn’t.
What Works Scotland co-director Dr Sarah Morton writes in January 2017 about the processes involved in setting up an evidence bank which allows public and voluntary sector partners to access existing research evidence to help decision-making.
Case study that examines how the approach and learning from a successful violence and anti-social behaviour intervention has spread to two other communities. The report shows how the distinct characteristics of the Operation Modulus approach support the principles and practice of public service reform, more widely and in relation to other issues.