The use of evidence in local government

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We are taking a look at how evidence is used in local government.

  • How are interventions chosen, assessed and adapted?
  • How should evidence be used in policy formation?
  • Can the demand for evidence be used as a barrier to change and innovation?
  • What’s the right kind of evidence to assess big changes in the way we deliver services?

This is something that’s of ongoing interest to the LGiU, but we’re currently conducting a short, sharp project to promote dialogue and debate. We have conducted a roundtable and will be carrying out a survey of officers and councillors and will share the results in an occasional paper to be published in March.