Articles and events


  • Labour Party Conference

    Tuesday 24 September, 2013
    The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, Brighton, BN1 1AD
    As part of a programme of work on good use of data and statistics in public policy, Ipsos MORI, the Alliance for Useful Evidence and the Royal Statistical Society are holding a series of fringe events...
  • Liberal Democrat party conference

    Monday 16 September, 2013
    The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, G3 7DN
    This fringe event at the Liberal Democrat considered how to encourage more evidence-informed policy and evaluated the success of the Government's current initiatives including the network of independent What Works Centres.
  • Liberate information to multiply impact

    12 August, 2013
      In the grant making world we promote the generation of huge amounts of information. It manifests in a multitude of ways, piles of monitoring papers, lengthy pdfs of analysis, carefully crafted responses to outcome statements,...
  • Professions Summit

    Tuesday 9 July, 2013
    Institution of Civil Engineers
    The Alliance and the Royal College of Surgeons supported a Professions Summit at the Institution of Civil Engineers.
  • Parody and the science of evaluation

    3 July, 2013
      Through the below parody,  Ray Pawson, Professor of Social Research Methodology at Leeds University, explores the reality of the complexity of the science of evaluation, focusing on RCTs and their growing reputation as the ‘gold...
  • Randomise Me

    Thursday 20 June, 2013
    Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE
    On 20 June 2013 we launched Randomise Me, a free online trials generator supported by Nesta and developed by Ben Goldacre.
  • Squaring the circle

    29 May, 2013
      In this guest blog, Derrick Johnstone, author of the Alliance’s latest report, Squaring the Circle, develops the evidence discussion from the need for more robust standards of evidence and evaluation to explore the need to...