The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice.
We are an open–access network of more than 2,000 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally.
"Evidence is important because otherwise you're just winging it... without gathering that evidence you're simply just flying blind"
Jonathan Breckon, Head of the Alliance for Useful Evidence
Earlier this year we filmed Jonathan talking about why evidence is important, who's using it and who needs it.
Stats, Facts & Evidence-Checking: what role for evidence in the General Election – and beyond?
Wednesday 4th of March 2015 Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Probation Institute: Centre of Excellence Conference
Wednesday 10th of December 2014 Central London
The NICE Way; Lessons for Social Policy and Practices from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
What can be learned from NICE that might work for other institutions? There is a lot of misunderstanding about their approach outside of health expert circles. This paper aims to bust some of those myths. We hope that clearly articulating the NICE model will inspire others to follow the approach. The key recommendation is for to engage with wider social values and interests – getting service users, providers and others involved is vital to success
From the blog
Royal Statistical Society’s Data Manifesto
Hetan Shah, Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), introduces the RSS' Data Manifesto. Calling for evidence, and offical statistics to be at the heart of policy making and policy debates, the Manifesto argues for the opening up of government data and improvements in statistical literacy.
Stories or numbers OR stories and numbers
Numbers, argues Professor Trish Greenhalgh, are no more ‘factual’ than stories. The dichotomy between numbers and stories is false, writes Greenhalgh, instead we should recognise that both can be selected and moulded with the aim of constructing a persuasive narrative.
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RT @RichardALJones: … but it isn't obvious to me that the S&I strategy contains very much that addresses the scale of the challenges the ev…(about 4 days ago)
RT @RichardALJones: As usual, the BIS evidence paper for the S&I strategy is excellent… https://t.co/kKZVkQN5F1(about 4 days ago)