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What is good evidence? webinar, December 2015

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).

Lessons from the General Election

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.

Evidence exchange and innovation in Wales

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.

Getting government to show its workings

Today the Institute for Government (IfG), in partnership with the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Sense about Science, launched an evidence transparency framework. Jill Rutter (IfG) explains how the framework came about and how it will allow the public to hold government departments to account on how they make policy decisions.

To get the right policy, ask the right question

Rohini Pande, Charity Moore and Eric Dodge (Harvard Kennedy School) explain how bringing policymakers together with researchers to work more iteratively ensured that data from the world's largest public works programme is accessible and relevant to those who use it.

Introducing our map of the UK evidence world

Stephen Bediako (The Social Innovation Partnership) and Jonathan Breckon (the Alliance for Useful Evidence) would like your feedback on a new map of the UK evidence ecosystem.

What and where is the evidence that reducing prison population works?

Howard White of the Campbell Collaboration believes arguments put forward by the Howard League's Commission on English Prisons Today are undermined by the fact they missed the opportunity to cite the rigorous evidence that reducing the prison population will not increase crime.

How to tell an impact story!

Catherine-Rose from Iriss 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.

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