Date: 24.10.2011 15:30 - 17:00
Location: NESTA, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE
Strengthening the evidence for decision making across social policy and practice
Over the past months we have been exploring issues associated with the evidence base for social policy and practice. NESTA and ESRC are working together to explore infrastructural improvements to improve both evidence generation and use.
As part of this, we are developing the UK Alliance for Useful Evidence, a network of organisations that will be developed to provide a focal point for driving the evidence agenda, stimulating action around both evidence generation and use.
At this event, Geoff Mulgan provided an overview of NESTA's collaboration with the ESRC and the development of the Alliance for Useful Evidence. This was followed by comments and reflections from Sir Michael Rutter on the UK evidence agenda, and from Ron Haskins on what the UK can learn from the Obama Administration's evidence based reforms.
The event also launched our book compilation providing perspectives on how research and evidence can influence decision makers, with essays from Ron Haskins and Jon Baron on the Obama Administration's evidence reforms, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) on how research can influence policy, Center for Court Innovation's take on combining research and practice, and the development of Greater London Authority's Project Oracle.
This collection of essays outlines some of the work underway to help improve social policy and practice evidence
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