The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice. 

The Alliance is a UK-wide network that promotes the use of high quality evidence to inform decisions on strategy, policy and practice. We do this through advocacy, publishing research, sharing ideas and advice, and holding events and training. If you are interested in the use of evidence in policy making, then you should join our free network of over 3000 individuals across the world.

Latest news

Political Studies Association Annual Awards 2017 - nominations now open!

This year once again, the Alliance is proud to partner with the Political Studies Association to support the PSA Awards 2017 in the category of 'Politician of the Year', recognising an individual politician, active in any UK legislature since December 2016, who has made and defended a policy decision clearly based on what the body of evidence demonstrates is the best course of action.  Deadlines for nomination is Friday 7th July.  Find out more here.


Under Construction: Get involved with our UK Evidence Map Refresh

The Alliance is excited to be working on the UK Evidence Map refresh to reflect the diversity across this vast and complex landscape, and hopes to launch this online resource this summer.  If you would like to be involved, or tell us who you think is missing, please get in contact.  Read more.





Upcoming events

Evidence Masterclass: Public Health Wales

The Evidence masterclass provides an interactive learning experience for senior influencers and practitioners who want to become smart consumers of research. The Masterclass for Public Health Wales is an adapted course to consider the use of evidence in policymaking in Wales, specifically in the areas of health and public health from a Local Authority and Charities perspective.

Thursday 22nd of June 2017
Bangor University, Wales, LL57 2DG 9:30am - 4:00pm

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Previous events

How can government make the best use of evidence?

Join us for this topical seminar which will consider the role of evidence in public policy-making and how politicians and civil servants can improve its usefulness. The free event is organised by the Alliance for Useful Evidence and hosted by Ulster University.

Thursday 15th of June 2017
Belfast, Ulster University

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Evidence Works 2016

Highlights from Evidence Works 2016: A Global Forum for Government

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