Alongside SPARK, the EU will provide practical support for policymakers, service providers and researchers wishing to test a policy idea. Training on conducting policy experiments, including Randomised Control Trials, will be delivered through a European workshop tour and via e-learning resources available on the SPARK website.
SPARK is part of the EU project 'Support Services for Social Policy Experimentation in the EU' managed by a consortium of organisations including the Alliance for Useful Evidence, LSE Enterprise and J-PAL Europe. The project is funded by the EU's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion.
The National Audit Office launcheda review of evaluation within Government. This report examines the coverage, quality, use and cost of evaluation activity conducted or commissioned by government departments.
Knowledge is created. Much of it is shared. Some of it is used.
Across industries and sectors we share the ambition to generate more useful knowledge to translate into practice and increase the impact our research and improve the way we work.
Knowledge mobilisation is often about working 'in the middle', at the interface between research and practice and bring together different worlds with different goals and different functions.
The Alliance for Useful Evidence is delighted to host the inaugural UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum on February 3 and 4 in London at Nesta.
Speakersinclude Peter Norman Levesque, President of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilisation based in Toronto; David Phipps, Executive Director of Research & Innovation Services at York University in Canada; Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Health Care and Dean for Research Impact at Barts & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry; Cathy Howe, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow; and Jonathan Breckon, Head of the Alliance for Useful Evidence.
Lucy Delap, Director of History & Policy at King's College London, explains how historians can remind officials and politicians that things are not what they sometimes seem to be, and that policy interventions can sometimes have unexpected results, and that good policy making must see the big-or longer term-picture.
Dan Corry, CEO of NPC, explains how the Justice Data Lab, run by the Ministry of Justice, is helping charities accurately measure their impact on their beneficiaries and create a cultural shift demanding more evidence.