The Wales Centre for Public Policy has worked with What Works Scotland, Queen’s University Belfast, the Alliance for Useful Evidence and a range of What Works Centres to increase the impact of the What Works network across the UK, in an ESRC-funded project.
The project involved running a series of summits for policymakers and public services across the devolved nations in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. These summits, which took place between November 2018 and October 2019, focused on evidence produced by What Works Centres which addresses issues that are priorities for the devolved administrations.
The project aimed to:
Five summits were held on the following policy areas:
A roundtable was also held in October 2019 in London, hosted by the Alliance for Useful Evidence, to share learning from this project with senior representatives from What Works Centres, devolved administrations, the ESRC and Cabinet Office. An overview of the key messages discussed at this roundtable is published on this page. An evaluation of the project as a whole will be published in early 2020.
To find out more about this project, please contact Emma Taylor-Collins, Senior Research Officer at Wales Centre for Public Policy.