Daniel Schweppenstedde (RAND Europe) and Anne-Marie Reid (Childhood Development Initiative) share a case study from the Childhood Development Initiative, demonstrating how evidence that an intervention is not effective can have a valuable purpose.
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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.
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.
Now, more than ever, charities of every size are expected to provide evidence of impact. Tony Munton suggests that a system of peer review, and better use of existing research, would help charities achieve cost-effective, credible evidence.
Evidence Exchanged hosted a webinar to hear for speakers from England, Northern Ireland and Scotland about what makes good evidence; and standards of evidence currently in use.
David Hounsell at The Children’s Society believes the charity sector isn’t doing enough to get impact support to the frontline practitioners who need it. Only by learning from practitioners and breaking down organisational silos can we make this happen.
Information on the Nuffield Foundation's intention to commission a scoping project on the use of research evidence in the Family Justice System.
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 Ireland Manager of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, argues that it is an opportune moment to look at establishing such a centre.argues that it is an opportune moment to look at establishing such a centre.
Patrick Taylor shares what he's learnt from implementing standards of evidence in Nesta's Social Innovation Lab over the past year.
Michael O'Donnell at Bond, explains why commissioners and managers should always consider the 'design triangle' when selecting an evaluation method - and a new guide that gives them the information they need to know.
Sir Michael Barber makes the case for evidence-informed, rather than evidence-based, decision making in the development of education policy.
Eibhlin Ni Ogain on the key lessons learnt from implementing evidence and impact measurement in Nesta's Impact Investments fund.