Governments around the world are investing in experimentation units to improve the quality of evidence used in decision-making.
The Early Intervention Foundation’s Tom McBride explains why programme evaluation is crucial to the success of children’s service, but can be undermined by surprisingly basic issues.
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.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has used scientific methods to evaluate a new flagship policy - a first for the department. Maria O’Beirne explains how and why her team designed the trial.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is bringing its evidence-approach to education to schools all over the world.
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, …