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Articles, reports and essays discussing evidence and impact 

ArticleWhy don’t decision makers use evidence, and what can be done about it?Why don’t decision makers use evidence,  and what can be done about it?"We also don’t yet fully understand the related challenges of how to create stronger links between research users an…
ArticleCommissioning possibleCommissioning possible"Successful replication requires strong organisations delivering strong services in the right context. " The latest in…
ArticleListening Better, Taking ActionListening Better, Taking Action“Collecting and using client feedback is easiest – and most effective – when it’s part of your organization’…
ArticleDoing randomised controlled trials in the real worldDoing randomised controlled trials in the real world"Randomised controlled trials are invariably demanding for all involved, not least because for managers and practition…
ArticleListening to beneficiaries helps nonprofits learn what doesn’t workListening to beneficiaries helps nonprofits learn what doesn’t work"Sometimes referred to as "constituent voice" or "beneficiary feedback," the notion is simple: listening to and acting…
ArticleWhere Should the Feedback Function Sit? Determining the Institutional Location for the feedback function Where Should the Feedback Function Sit? Determining the Institutional Location for the feedback function “Anyone working on improving accountability and feedback loops these days has undoubtedly engaged in discussions abo…
ArticleOn Youth Policy and Young PeopleOn Youth Policy and Young People"Youth work has a role to contribute to the prevention, intervention, and support of young people, based on their circ…
ArticleEvidence is a journey. Should it lead to proving or improving?Evidence is a journey. Should it lead to proving or improving?“We often assume that generating evidence is a linear progression towards proving whether a service works. In realit…
ArticleThe evidence system in the mental health charity sectorThe evidence system in the mental health charity sector“Some charities said that they struggle to find and use external research about what is effective in treating or pre…

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