This briefing reviews case studies on families policy to produce a number of useful steps to help practitioners combine evidence, values, and rules to make decisions, focusing on the questions which arise when Scottish and UK governments pursue a degree of localism – putting greater responsibility on cash-strapped local public bodies to commission evidence-based projects.
This LGiU Scotland briefing is specially commissioned for our new programme for local government across Scotland. LGiU Scotland is delivered in partnership with Centre for Scottish Public Policy and Boulder Group. Contact us for more information. Summary The potential for unconventional onshore oil and gas development in Scotland is significant. It is an unusual policy issue,…
Devolution in Scotland and England has potential to provide evidence and learning from the experiences of each country. However, the authors of this report argue it remains unfulfilled and analyse why.
The Alliance for Useful Evidence’s report, Devolution as a Policy Laboratory, was written by Akash Paun, Jill Rutter, and Anna Nicholl, and published in February 2016. This briefing summarises and comments on its findings.
This briefing focuses on the final obstacle to local authorities’ autonomy: the ability to use evidence of policy success, from interventions inside and outside their local areas, to guide their decisions.