What style of business support or advice is likely to lead to business and employment growth, and are they cost effective?
About this toolkit
On this page you can find a set of policy design guides to help you to make informed decisions when developing business advice policy. Each policy design guide covers a specific aspect of programme delivery so should not necessarily be directly compared. They are intended to help you understand:
- how much is known about effectiveness, in comparison to costs
- what you should consider if you are thinking about using a particular approach
About the evidence
This toolkit considers a broader evidence base than the Business Advice policy review (see how we sift through the evidence in our methodology, and guidance on how to use our reviews). We also include evidence from outside the OECD, or from other contexts, where this is appropriate.
How to use this toolkit
These policy design guides can’t provide definitive evidence on how to design effective business advice. But in all cases they provide useful evidence that could help underpin more effective policy development, as well as highlighting the need for effective monitoring and evaluation to further improve cost-effectiveness. For more on embedding evaluation in to policy design, read our how to evaluate guide.
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