Working paper which is one of a series that What Works is publishing to share evidence, learning and ideas about public service reform in Scotland.
Guide that responds to a demand amongst third sector organisations for guidance on how to use evidence to influence policy and practice. In summer 2013, the KTN conducted an online survey amongst a range of organisations across Scotland to better understand how they currently generate and use evidence.
Report that considers evidence from a survey of almost 500 policy makers and practitioners on how evidence is currently used, demand for more and better evidence and levels of interest in learning more from their counterparts in other parts of the UK.
The recent move to establish a series of thematic What Works Centres, including one in Scotland in 2014, offers a rare opportunity to improve the quality of evidence available.