What Works Scotland Co-director Oliver Escobar is contributing his expertise in participative and deliberative democracy to a new project that is challenging views of offender rehabilitation. The collaborative action research project is called Coming Home.
What Works Scotland co-director Ken Gibb, is setting up a new UK-wide collaborative research centre focused on using evidence to influence future housing policy.
Apply for one of three internships available with What Works Scotland and Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) to support the exchange of ideas, debate and fresh thinking among a diverse range of stakeholders engaged with the centres’ programmes of work, particularly the poverty, disadvantage and the economy work programme.
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 blog What Works Scotland research associate Richard Brunner explores how public services in Scotland can learn from international evidence and offers three early insights from a study trip to Paris supported by What Works Scotland.
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.
What Works Scotland has welcomed a new publication discussing whether there is a distinct ‘Scottish approach’ to evidence-based policy-making. Members of the What Works Scotland team took part in the debates at a roundtable discussion with stakeholders from academia, the
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.
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.