Tag: Useful guidance

Government Consultation Principles

In January 2016, the government published a revised set of government consultation principles. These principles give clear guidance to government departments on conducting consultations. The government has said that this will improve “the way it consults by adopting a more …

Using Research Evidence: A Practice Guide

In January 2016, the Alliance for Useful Evidence produced a guide, packed with links, tips and examples, which seeks to explain why research evidence is important, where quality research can be found, and how it can be used effectively – …

Are you being served; LG Inform Tool

‘Are you being served’: Benchmarking resident satisfaction survey results using the LG Inform tool

Do you know what your residents think of your council? Are they happy with the way you run things, the value for money they receive, and …

SPARK: Guide to Testing Social Policy Innovation

This guide is a primer for the professional training provided by the SPARK network. The aim of the training and this guide is to engage participants with the meaning of social policy innovation, the benefits of policy impact assessment, best …

HM Treasury: Cost benefit analysis guidance for local partnerships

HM Treasury have produced guidance intended to help local partnerships assess and evaluate public service transformation proposals. In particular to identify fiscal, economic and public benefits for local and national organisations and communities.

The guide is based on HM Treasury’s …

12 ways to spot Bad Science

From sensational headlines to small samples Compound Interest have produced a useful infographic on how to spot Bad Science.

Thanks to Dr Paul Coxon for tweeting about it.

Photo credit: Train spotters by Matt Smith

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Guardian: Sixteen ways councils can better use data

The Guardian have asked experts to give their tips on making the most of data in local government. These include discussions of the use of open data, FOI requests and the use of Public Health data.

The article is a …

LGiU: School census issues and guidance

If your organisation is a member of the LGiU you can access this briefing which addresses media concerns that schools may be altering their performance table position by moving pupils before the January school census.

“It looks at how current …

Customer Journey Mapping – Top 10 tips

Ever wondered how to do Customer Journey Mapping? Heart of the Customer have posted a top 10 list of tips for making a great Customer Journey Map.

Do you think they have got it right?

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LSE: Evaluation in government

LSE have published a report about Evaluation in government which complements the work published by the National Audit Office in 2011 on option appraisal, which assessed prospective costs and benefits of planned interventions. It examined the coverage, quality, use and …