Articles and events


  • Evidencing your contribution roundtable

    Thursday 19 April, 2018
    Nesta, 58 Victoria Embankment, London
    The Alliance is holding a roundtable event for voluntary and community sectors organisations moving towards outcome-based reporting, enabling them to assess the contribution that services and programmes make to their overall purpose.
  • Making our clients’ data count

    5 April, 2018
    Last month the Alliance’s Senior Research Officer Emma Taylor-Collins was invited to speak about evidence at a Citizens Advice Research & Campaigns Forum in Bristol.  The event, focusing on using evidence to influence policy, brought together...
  • Scottish Evidence Summit, event report

    20 March, 2018
    Earlier in the year, we invited people from practitioner, policy and professional bodies with an interest in using evidence to a Scottish Evidence Summit. The day was organised in partnership with Iriss. Thirty senior representatives, from...
  • How to learn the right lessons from Carillion

    24 January, 2018
    When government implements far-reaching policies whilst ignoring the evidence there can be catastrophic consequences, writes Geoff Mulgan (Nesta). Private finance initiatives (PFIs) and public-private partnerships (PPPs) are in the spotlight again thanks to the collapse of...
  • Scottish Evidence Summit

    Tuesday 23 January, 2018
    Royal Society, Edinburgh
    The Alliance partnered with Iriss to host a discussion with leaders across health, social care, housing, police services and schools around how to increase the use of evidence in policy and practice.
  • Applying ‘dark logic’ in practice

    29 November, 2017
    Let’s have the courage to consider the harm that our interventions might do, as well as their intended impact, writes Dr Nick Axford (Plymouth University and Dartington Service Design Lab). Not a million miles away from...