What Works Scotland and the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) are carrying out participatory research with community councillors, support officers and key local and national stakeholders to identify how community councils can have greater relevance and explore what opportunities exist for them to make a difference in the areas they represent.
Annual evaluations of the police and fire reform, which aim to assess if the aims of the reform have been met, identify lessons for future public service reform and evaluate the wider impact of the reform. The evaluations are produced by What Works Scotland, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and ScotCen for Scottish Government.
Examples of mini-publics which what Works Scotland has been involved with, and reflections on what we have learnt from these experiments.
The Report on the Scottish Parliament, published this week by the Commission on Parliamentary Reform, includes ideas for democratic innovation based on research and evidence from What Works Scotland.
This document, produced by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, summarises the key policy development stages and timeline for the Scottish National Performance Framework and Outcomes Approach
This document summarises the key policy development stages and timeline for the Community Planning model in Scotland.
Kenneth Gibb and Linda Christie reflect on local government finance debates and suggest approaches to reform.
A working paper from What Works Scotland written by Oliver Escobar on behalf of members of third sector interfaces and Voluntary Action Scotland. The paper collates the discussions and outcomes from a two-day forum to review evidence and deliberate on the future of community planning. It contains 17 vision statements related to four themes.
Get details of this exciting new What Works Scotland initiative aimed at senior public service leaders. The research-based degree is designed to develop senior leaders’ capacity for critical and analytical thinking, knowledge and understanding of the intersection between public service