Learning from the British What Works Centres: What Lessons for Evidence-Based Policy in France?

By Robert Lyons on 13th December 2017

The Alliance for Useful Evidence is delighted to publish the translation of the recent French scoping of evidence intermediaries by Agence nouvelle des solidarités actives and partners: 'British What Works Centres: what lessons for evidence-based policy in France?'

The report summarises the evidence production, synthesis and dissemination activities of the British What Works Centres. It analyses their knowledge mobilisation activities, where they provide support for evidence to be put into action. The report makes recommendations for French policy makers, based on the French context, but overall this is a very useful international resource for policymakers and institutions interested in setting up an evidence intermediary. It includes a summary of learning from the British What Works Centres and readable case studies.