The Alliance for Useful Evidence is a network, hosted by Nesta, that champions the smarter use of evidence in social policy and practice. We do this through advocacy, organising events, sharing ideas, and delivering training and support.
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- publicationSeptember 2019Following the signing of the 2017 Evidence Declaration, this report examines the role of the royal colleges, faculties and other professional bodies in mobilising evidence.
- eventWednesday 19 June, 2019NestaThis roundtable was organised by Annette Boaz, Huw Davies, Alec Fraser and Sandra Nutley, editors of What Works Now?, in partnership with the Alliance for Useful Evidence at Nesta.
- publicationJune 2019This paper brings together views from Nesta on better ways of mapping and measuring public value.
- article5 June, 2019Last month Belfast hosted a second What Works Summit. Similar to the Summit in February, Campbell UK & Ireland invited What Works Centres (WWC), local researchers, practitioners and policy makers to share and discuss what works...
- article23 May, 2019As Brexit sucks all the oxygen out of British government, it’s easy to miss an important success story. The UK has set up ten What Works Centres (WWCs) to orchestrate the best evidence for frontline professionals...
- case study7 February, 2019In this short film Lisa Rowles, Director of Innovation and Evidence at Khulisa, explains how using evidence has helped the charity to develop effective services for children and young people. View subtitled version.
- article30 January, 2019People are hacked off with politicians. Whether it’s hurling abuse at MPs outside the House of Commons, or the burning barricades of Gilets Jaunes in Toulouse, discontent is in the air. The evidence movement must respond...
Evidence vs Democracy: How ‘mini-publics’ can traverse the gap between citizens, experts, and evidenceJanuary 2019Can mini-publics - an alternative democratic platform - help democracy connect with evidence?