Schools, health and education policy-makers, practitioners and academics have come together in Wales to establish the world’s first national School Health Research Network (SHRN) which is catalysing a step change in school-based health improvement. Find out how the Network took a complex adaptive system approach.
Find out how the Youth Endowment Fund aims to prevent young people from becoming involved in crime and serious violence.
Tips from the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care on how to create an evidence-sharing platform for practitioners.
Millions of pounds are spent every year on interventions that aim to help people in the UK better manage their money. Even so, relatively little was known about ‘what works’ to improve financial capability – until now.
We need to keep learning not just about what works, but about the best ways to unearth those answers.
In this blog the What Works Team and Policy Lab consider what good design for innovation funds looks like. Read on to learn how these funds can be used to transform our knowledge of what works.
Discover how King’s College London is generating and using evidence to widen university participation and improve outcomes for disadvantaged students
The What Works Team's new Evaluation Lead, Emily Power, reflects on her experience of joining the What Works Team on secondment from Cancer Research UK
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.