• Sharing What Works

    28 February, 2019
    Earlier this month the What Works Summit – Early Years in Belfast brought together local researchers, decision-makers and practitioners to meet four of the ten UK What Works Centres: Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP), Early...
  • Let’s start as we mean to go on

    15 January, 2019
    In his first blog as Executive Director for the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care, Michael Sanders spells out what success will mean for the Centre and for those we’re here to support. Today is...
  • Dissemination is Dead, so Do This Instead

    6 December, 2018
    Academics and policymakers alike are facing mounting pressures to improve the supply of rigorous evidence for decision-making. Yet improving the supply of good evidence is not the same as translating that evidence into meaningful changes in...
  • Open access: five provocations

    25 October, 2018
    This week marks International Open Access Week 2018. At the Alliance for Useful Evidence, we’re big supporters of the principles behind the open access (OA) movement: scholarly research should be available to everyone, not just to...
  • Working with the ‘I’ in evidence

    4 September, 2018
    Those working to increase the use of evidence need to understand the internal journey that’s required for people to change their behaviour, writes Kerry McCarthy. Back in 2015 I started to wonder what, as an evaluation...
  • Why we prize the use of evidence

    23 July, 2018
    For the third time, the Alliance for Useful Evidence is pleased to be partnering with the Political Studies Association on their Annual Awards, to celebrate the successful use of evidence in policy-making. Nominations are now open...