A working paper examining the findings of four What Works Scotland researchers during a three-year programme to explore collaborative action research with four community planning partnerships.
Our work on participatory budgeting (PB) explores how PB supports public service reform and participation in democracy and decision-making.
What Works Scotland’s impact on long-term change in public services and putting Christie into practice, including our impact and activities in Scotland, the UK and abroad.
Webinar looking at the role of community anchors in public service reform, drawing on our research report on community-led, holistic community organisations.
Case study report that highlights the complex and diverse ways in which public services use evidence in decision-making processes using information gathered from a Scottish community planning partnership.
Reflections by a local development worker on the challenges of encouraging and supporting community interest in developing, designing and delivering effective, local solutions in partnerships.
As chief researcher at the Scottish Government, Zoe Ferguson was instrumental in establishing What Works Scotland. in June 2015 she reflected on the journey so far.
What Works Scotland directors James Mitchell and Ken Gibb examine prevention and what, in March 2015, stands in the way of making progress in a shift to focusing on prevention in public services.
Richard Brunner and Nick Watson of What Works Scotland explore the concept of ‘capabilities’ as a framework for public service reform.