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  • How to tell an impact story!

    21 September, 2015
      Catherine-Rose Stocks-Rankin shares her reflections on using Contribution Analysis to evaluate the impact of Iriss – an intermediary organisation with a focus on knowledge sharing, evidence-informed practice and innovation. What’s the question? Iriss aspires to support culture...
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  • What Works in Northern Ireland?

    12 August, 2015
      It’s surprising, given the relative absence of think tanks and research centres in Northern Ireland, that a local What Works Centre has not been set up to assist policy makers in this jurisdiction. Peter O’Neill, Northern...
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  • There are no geniuses in the world of impact

    6 August, 2015
    Patrick Taylor shares what he’s learnt from implementing standards of evidence in Nesta’s Social Innovation Lab over the past year. I recently spoke at the Centre for Youth Impact’s Gathering on the use of evidence from a funder’s...
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  • Widening the definition of ‘gold standard’

    6 August, 2015
    Michael O’Donnell at Bond, the UK membership body for NGOs working in international development, explains why commissioners and managers should always consider the ‘design triangle’ when selecting an evaluation method – and a new guide that...
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  • What is ‘the Scottish approach’ ?

    23 June, 2015
    Zoe Ferguson, former Chief Researcher in the Scottish Government, provides a brief outline of ‘the Scottish approach’ to policy making, which has significant implications for cross UK evidence exchange and analysis. The development of a distinctive...
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