Hear from David Halpern, What Works National Adviser, on his journey so far and his ambitions for the next three years.
David Halpern is the Government's What Works National Adviser. He is also Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team. He was the founding Director of the Institute for Government, and between 2001 and 2007 was the Chief Analyst at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Before entering government, Dr Halpern held academic posts at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard.
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What Works is about bringing better evidence and experimental techniques to bear on public policy.
The Cabinet Office What Works Team coordinates the What Works Network and the Cross Government Trial Advice Panel, and we work within government to improve policy through evidence use and experimentation.
In this blog, we bring together examples of best practice and resources for civil servants who want to find out what works and put robust evidence to good use.