22 April 2015

What’s the Matter with Asset-Based Community Development?


Guest blogger, Dr. Akwugo Emejulu, Senior Lecturer at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, reflects on the relevance of asset-based community development to What Works Scotland.


10 April 2015

Democratic evaluation for the 21st Century


Guest blogger Robert Picciotto, from King’s College, London explores whether the democratic evaluation model from half a century ago is still fit for purpose in a world of rapid internationalization, economic inequality and social fragmentation.

7 April 2015

Why Can’t We Trust the Word ‘Welfare’ in Policy Making?


Dr Hayley Bennett , Research Associate at What Works Scotland, reflects on a talk given by Professor John Hills, London School of Economics (LSE) at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, on Friday 20th March. 
Dr Hayley Bennett's research interests include British employment policy, minimum income provision, and activation programmes.

3 April 2015

The Economics of Prevention and Difficult Decisions for Community Planning Partnerships in Scotland


Claire Bynner, Research Associate at What Works Scotland, reflects on a seminar held by What Works Scotland last week on the Economics of Prevention.

This blog summarises the main points from the seminar and concludes that evidence provides no easy answers for CPPs.