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What works centre for local economic growth

Overman, Henry G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3525-7629 (2013) What works centre for local economic growth. Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (07 Mar 2013). Website.

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I wrote yesterday about the problem with Portas Pilots, arguing that the way the scheme was implemented will make it almost impossible to figure out whether the projects actually have an impact. This is just one example of a more general failure - government is often very bad at generating convincing evaluation evidence and (arguably) even worse at using that evidence to inform policy making. Could a NICE for social policy help fix this? It appears that we may be about to find out as the government has announced the establishment of four 'What Works centres' covering the areas of crime, ageing, early intervention and local economic growth.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
What Works Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 14:00
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 23:19

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