This working paper sets out how What Works Scotland, at the start of its programme, aimed to address key issues in using evidence to inform change through the development and extension of existing ways of working, and the development of new resources and approaches.
This paper presents a literature review on what works in Knowledge into Action in education including an examination of evidence-based models that support the effective translation of knowledge within the Scottish education system. It brings together ideas from What Works Scotland and the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change.
This summary report explores 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.
Report of an event held in December 2015 to explore evidence about effective partnership working with those working in and with public services. Summary Partnership working is central to the public services reform agenda across the UK and beyond, yet
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,
The aim of this review is to present evidence about partnership working in an accessible way so that it can be used to inform policy and practice. Summary The review brings together evidence from empirical research on UK public service
This evidence review considers the existing evidence on how small scale innovation can be effectively scaled up to create large scale transformational change.
Two directors of What Works Scotland have recently shared their expertise and insights with the Scottish Parliament. Dr Oliver Escobar spoke to the Commission on Parliamentary Reform and Professor Ken Gibb gave evidence to the Local Government and Communities Committee and the Social Security Committee.