A series of seminars jointly organised between the Alliance, the Institute for Government and the National Institute for Economic and Social Research explored the role of evidence and evaluation in policy making. You can read reports of each event on the links below, which will take you to the IFG website.

Making Policy Better Series: The Randomisation Revolution

Monday 13th February 2012

In the first event of the series, we looked at how randomised control trials could help in the policy process.

Making Policy Better Series: Good Policy, Bad Politics

Tuesday 13th March 2012

The subject of the second seminar was the lack of demand for evidence and evaluation from Ministers and civil servants. This took place under the Chatham House rule.

Making Policy Better Series: Armchair evaluators: How can citizen feedback drive better policy

Monday 23rd April 2012

This seminar explored the role of citizens/private operators in holding public services and government to account.

Making Policy Better Series: Are independent evaluation offices the answer?

Wednesday 23rd May 2012

This was the final seminar in the series, and explored the role that independent evaluation offices could play.

Monday 13th of February 2012


Speakers include

  • Dr Coen Teulings, Director, Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
  • Dr Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Laboratory