Government announces six centres for evidence-based social policy

The Cabinet Office and HM Treasury have announced the What Works network of centres, which will provide evidence-based policy advice that will influence the spending of £200 billion.

The network of four new independent institutions plus two existing centres, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Educational Endowment Foundation, was first announced in the Cabinet Office’s Open Public Services White Paper, published in July 2011.

The six centres are intended to produce and disseminate research to local decision makers, supporting the evidence-based spending of public money. The network is also intended to share insights with government, thereby informing national decisions.

The network will be partly funded by government, along with other bodies including the Economic and Social Research Council and the Big Lottery Fund.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-works-evidence-centres-for-social-policy

 

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