Sport and Culture Review: York Users Meeting

Event Follow Up

The start of the World Cup and the imminent Tour de France’s Gran Depart from Yorkshire provided good fuel for a spirited discussion of our latest review…


Call for evidence: access to finance


We’re starting work on a new evidence review, on access to business finance.We don’t really need to spell out how important this issue is to…


How effective is business advice?

Evidence Reviews and Methodology

We published our second evidence review today looking at the effectiveness of business advice and mentoring.The review considered almost 700 policy evaluations and evidence reviews from the UK…


Business Advice Review – Bristol Users Meeting

Event Follow Up

Many thanks to those who joined us for very helpful discussion in Bristol last week about our soon-to-be-published review of business advice policy.A group of about thirty…


Evidence Review on Employment Training


Earlier this week the Chancellor announced a new government target, full employment, which represented a shift in the government’s approach away from only focusing on growth to…


Using our evidence reviews

Evidence Reviews and Methodology

We are currently finalising our first review of Employment Training policy, which will be available on 4th April. During the review we have had several queries about how…


Introducing the User Panel


I am very pleased to be chairing the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth’s User Panel which met for the first time yesterday. This independent group…


Evaluation in Government


Just before Christmas, the National Audit Office published its long awaited report on Evaluation in Government. I was part of the LSE team that contributed to that report,…


Frequently Asked Questions


As we have been out and about talking about our work we have been answering these questions a lot, and we thought it would be best to put…

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