Evidence has a critical role to play in policy and practice decision-making, says Pippa Coutts from the Alliance for Useful Evidence
Evidence is a viable and necessary part of decision-making in the social sector. At the Alliance for Useful Evidence, we're confident that evidence-informed policy and practice isn't just "a pipe dream".
Our confidence stems from the UK's flourishing evidence ecosystem which we have been mapping in an ongoing exercise. Our map visually demonstrates the amazing diversity in the UK's social policy evidence world.
With around 3,000 organisations interested in promoting the greater use of evidence across the social sector, academia, local and national government, the Alliance network is a rich source of good practice.