The initial report from the First Minister of Scotland’s International Council of Educational Advisors (ICEA) has highlighted the need to focus on cultural change and capacity-building as well as structural reform.
What Works Scotland PhD student Alex Wright has co-authored a paper about taxes on alcohol, tobacco and other unhealthy products. It contains a systematic review of the research on health taxes, and aims to generate insights into how such taxes can: reduce
The Beyond Action Learning initiative (2011-13) used an action learning set approach and improvement methodologies to support collaborative working between health and social care services in Aberdeenshire. The initiative was facilitated by Fiona Soutar, from NHS Grampian, and Jane Warrander,
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.
DRILL stands for Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning and is a five-year programme funded by the Big Lottery (£5million) to deliver the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people. DRILL aims to bring together disabled people
See blog about this recent WWS seminar here
The Glasgow Centre for Population Health and What Works Scotland have today published Participatory budgeting in Scotland to complement the launch of the Scottish Government’s new participatory budgeting website. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a process of involving citizens in deciding
Partnership Working Across the Public Sector in the UK – Evidence Review and Briefing Paper published today
See the report from WWS’s first Collaborative Action Retreat event with Case Study partners here