Next week the Houses of Parliament are playing host to the inaugural Evidence Week. It's a chance for citizens, MPs and policymakers to talk about why evidence matters and how make the best use of it.
Ed is a policy adviser in the What Works team and coordinator of the Trial Advice Panel. He leads on cross-government behaviour change and training, and advises government teams and external organisations on evidence, policy evaluation and knowledge mobilisation. Ed also edits the What Works blog.
Five years ago the What Works Network was established to feed better evidence into the way we make decisions across the public sector.
We’ve come a long way since 2013. Here are five lessons we’ve learned along the way.
Over the past 5 years, the What Works Team has championed what we call the ‘What Works approach’ as a better way of making policy across government: identifying problems using good data, designing a solution using the best evidence available, …