On 8 March 2016 the Alliance for Useful Evidence hosted a discussion on the politics of evidence-based policy making, to coincide with the launch of Professor Paul Cairney's book. Here Paul argues that when presenting evidence to policymakers, you must engage with the policy process that exists, not the process you wish existed
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Dr Stefanie Ettelt and Professor Nicholas Mays (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) share their simple tips for ensuring that policy pilots generate useful evidence.
Genevieve Maitland Hudson (Osca) explains how, despite significant spending on research, Kids Company lacked evidence of its own impact.
While the debate on our future relationship with the European Union dominates the airwaves, Peter O'Neill thinks it’s time to focus on the local union of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Jonathan Breckon (Head of the Alliance for Useful Evidence) shares 6 simple ways to make your professional training course more effective - based on the evidence.
Chief Superintendent Alex Murray writes about innovation in policing and draws attention to the forthcoming annual conference hosted by the Society of Evidence Based Policing.
Gracia McGrath, CEO of Chance UK, reflects on the early intervention charity's experience of running a randomised control trial, as part of the Realising Ambition programme.
Watch a recording of the webinar from 8 December 2015 asking 'What is Good Evidence?', with presentations from Dr Louise Morpeth (Dartington Social Research Unit) and Michael O'Donnell (Bond).
Jane Dodson (Alliance for Useful Evidence) shares highlights from a recent roundtable discussion on what worked- and what didn't- in the 2015 General Election fact checking campaigns, and how future campaigns can be more effective.
Last month, the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Institute for Government held a joint roundtable in Cardiff exploring opportunities for evidence exchange and policy learning between the UK and devolved governments. Here Leighton Andrews, Minister for Public Services in the Welsh Government, reflects on how the Welsh Government is demanding, creating and using evidence from across the UK to inform public service improvement in Wales.
As we publish our 'Four Nations' report, Niamh Fitzgerald (University of Stirling) and Colin Angus (University of Sheffield) discuss how and why alcohol policy has diverged in the different jurisdictions of the UK.
Howard White (the Campbell Collaboration) explains why context is everything when it comes to interpreting apparently contradictory research findings.