Spreading the word about evaluation

How to Evaluate

With eleven policy reviews either completed or currently in progress, we at the What Works Centre would like to think that, by now, we are rather adept at…


Demonstrating Value


Over the past couple of months we’ve been working hard to try and finish our evidence reviews on broad policy areas. We'll be publishing the rest of…


Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Evidence Reviews and Methodology

On a day in which another large infrastructure story dominates headlines it’s important to remember that most transport spending goes on projects that are far less…


How to evaluate - Get everyone on board

How to Evaluate

Previous posts in this series have looked at how good evaluation should be designed into local economic growth policies from the start and how, even with a small…


How to Evaluate – Plagiarise

How to Evaluate

One of the major problems with improving evaluation and getting it embedded in the policy design process arises because people think that evaluation is too complicated.Throughout this…


How to Evaluate – How long?

How to Evaluate

In my last post in this How to Evaluate series I considered some of the issues around collecting data. One related issue that I didn’t discuss in…

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