Tag Archives: Evidence-based policy

Report examines evidence-based decision making and service delivery

The working paper, Towards a model of evidence-informed decision making and service delivery (PDF 500kb), proposes, “a nine-step evidence-based decision-making framework.” “This service framework is generic, in that it can be used by an individual practitioner or team working with … Continue reading

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Productivity Commission releases draft reporting framework for reporting on what works to improve service outcomes

The Productivity Commission has released a draft paper entitled, Proposed framework for reporting on ‘what works’ to improve service outcomes. (PDF 370kb). “The proposed reporting framework is intended to provide a practical approach to identify from existing research what works to … Continue reading

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Article discusses need to strengthen evidence base for homelessness youth foyer models

The article, A critical examination of the youth foyer model for alleviating homelessness : strengthening a promising evidence base, (PDF 335kb) argues that there is a, “need to raise the quality of the existing evidence of the youth foyer model, … Continue reading

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New report examines evidence ecosystem

A new report, How to achieve more effective services : the evidence ecosystem (PDF 560kb) has been published. The report, written by Jonathan Shepherd reports the findings of a project which was, “carried out to deliver to government (and What … Continue reading

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What Works Scotland website launched

The What Works Scotland (WWS) website has been launched. “What Works Scotland is a new initiative to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service development and reform.” A media release from the … Continue reading

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New report released on domestic and family violence service provision in Australia

The Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse have released the paper, Traversing the maze of “evidence” and “best practice” in domestic and family violence service provision in Australia (PDF 330kb). The paper, “considers how ‘evidence’ is constructed and translated into, … Continue reading

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US blog post looks at building an evidence-based culture in Government

In his blog John M. Kennedy from the IBM Center for the Business of Government describes the Five steps to building evidence-based culture in Government. He states” in addition to programmatic initiatives using evidence and rigorous evaluation to make funding decisions, the … Continue reading

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Public Policies as Investments

This Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZOG) occasional paper, Public Policies as Investments (PDF 160kb) shows that “public policy choices should be informed by investment analysis. Often, they are not. But investment models are starting to be used … Continue reading

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Promising Practices Network publishes brief on evidence-based practice in child and family services

The Promising Practices Network (PPN) has published the issues brief,  What is an evidence-based practice? The brief, “is intended to help PPN visitors understand some of the variation in how the field of child and family services defines “best available research … Continue reading

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UK paper examines what is good evidence?

The Research Unit for Research Utilization, University of St Andrews, compiled the paper entitled, What counts as good evidence? (710kb) for the Alliance for Useful Evidence. The paper states that “Making better use of evidence is essential if public services are … Continue reading

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