Governments around the world are investing in experimentation units to improve the quality of evidence used in decision-making.
Dr Jen Gold
Jen Gold is Head of the What Works Team.
Previously, Jen worked at the Institute for Government from July 2014 to August 2017 after three years in the Canadian think tank sector.
She was previously a Senior Policy Associate at the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation where she was practice lead for their government transformation programme. She has also worked at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Demos.
Jen holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2009.
She tweets at @drjengold.
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About this blog
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.