James Henderson reflects on his think piece from November 2015 which considers the potential for community anchors and the community sector to be central to local democratic and inequalities-focused approaches to public service reform in Scotland.
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.
This position paper by Dr Ailsa Cook for What Works Scotland explores the concept of outcomes and their history; a concept at the centre of efforts to improve public services in Scotland, across the UK and beyond. A focus on outcomes has been an integral part of what has come to be known as the Scottish Approach to public service reform.
This seminar explored the place of outcomes-based approaches within public service reform in Scotland and their utility in the process of service reform.
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
This think piece by James Mitchell from February 2015 considers how definitions of a ‘Scottish model’ are shaping thinking about policy delivery.