Evidence for Social Policy and Practice

From criminal justice, childrens services to poverty reduction, this report contains essays from organisations using different methodologies and approaches to generate evidence and influence policy and practice in a number of service areas.

The idea that policy and practice should be underpinned by rigorous evidence is internationally accepted, yet there is recognition that the level of rigour in evaluating ‘what works’ in social policy remains limited. In a time of public service reform and more decentralised decision making, the need for timely, accessible and reliable evidence is becoming ever more important.

Website:

Pages:

36

Publisher:

NESTA

Place:

UK

Author:

NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts)

Date:

April 1, 2011

Media Type:

Report

Category:

Social Innovation