In this guest blog, Naomi Eisenstadt discusses the use of evidence within the Government's Sure Start programme.
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In this guest blog, our colleague Ruth Puttick introduces Nesta's Standards of Evidence for Impact Investing, new approach which is designed to help ensure that the social ventures Nesta funds make a positive difference.
In this guest blog, Jackie Killeen, the Scotland Director of the Big Lottery Fund, discusses the value of both finding and utilising evidence to inform organisation priorities and funding.
In this guest blog, Stephen Anderson, the Director of the Campaign for Social Science, discusses why the post of Chief Social Science Advisor should be reinstated.
In this guest blog, Claire Lightowler, the programme manager of Evidence-informed practice at IRISS, discusses research practice.
In this guest blog, Professor Ceri J. Philips discusses the value of evaluation to policy and practice.
Jo Casebourne discusses the role of the Alliance for Useful Evidence as an honest broker, aiming to raise the quality of both the supply and demand for evidence, and advance the campaign to make this process transparent.
A blog from Ruth Puttick, Nesta, for the Alliance, tackling the issue of how we prevent the current emphasis on 'what works' from stifling innovation.
In this guest blog following the launch of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, Professor Jonathan Shepherd discusses how increasing the demand for rigorous evidence will involve capitalising on the instinct of all decision makers.
We are delighted to announce the creation of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, a partnership project between Nesta, the Big Lottery Fund and the ESRC.
Ruth Puttick explores the issue of multiple interpretations of evidence and the challenges this poses for policy-making.
Dan James explores opportunities which the opening-up of data offers.