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Empowering People and Places: What Works?

December 7, 2018

What Works Scotland (WWS) was established to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service reform and develop policy. This briefing outlines what happened at the first of their final…

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Poverty, Participation and Power

November 28, 2018

The Local Governance Review is taking place in Scotland at the moment and all stakeholders are being invited to contribute, both citizens and those in the public and private sectors. LGiU Scotland’s Isla Whateley attended the Poverty…

Projects & Reports

Brexit and local government – the story so far

October 31, 2018

This new long read looks at the brexit issues of most relevance to local government – it focuses on four critical ones: how has local government been involved; European funding; the future public sector workforce; and devolution…


Achieving Impact with…..Policymakers

December 5, 2018

There is strong public support for public policies to be informed by evidence. To achieve this end, policymakers are increasingly looking for research that can be translated and applied into policymaking settings. This requires academics to be…

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