Paris and Participatory Budgeting: three insights into how public services learn on international visits

One of the objectives of What Works Scotland is to understand how public services in Scotland learn from international evidence. When the chance came for us to witness international learning between public services in Scotland and Paris in the fast-growing

Paris and Participatory Budgeting: reflections from Glasgow on the PB study visit to Paris

What Works Scotland supported a two-day study visit to Paris for members of the Glasgow Participatory Budgeting (PB) Collaborative Action Research (CAR) group plus a Glasgow City Council elected member, along with staff from Fife Council and What Works Scotland.

Paris and Participatory Budgeting: perceptions, participation and parallels from a Fife perspective

Fife is one of four community planning partnership areas working with What Works Scotland. In Fife the WWS enquiry has focused on exploring 3 themes at local level in Kirkcaldy: a school intervention initiative, the development of local welfare hub

Learning from a theatre group that provides food with dignity – research published

Research findings about a dignified food provision programme operated by Centrestage, a community arts and theatre organisation, started as a result of the organisation’s commitment to fostering individual and community wellbeing. What Works Scotland research report highlights the key lessons from the Centrestage example that are valuable for developing future public services.