What Works Scotland

Project Details


What Works Scotland is an initiative to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service development and reform. We are working with specific Community Planning Partnerships involved in the design and delivery of public services to:

- learn what is and what isn’t working in their local area
- encourage collaborative learning with a range of local authority, business, public sector and community partners
- better understand what effective policy interventions and effective services look like
- promote the use of evidence in planning and service delivery
- help organisations get the skills and knowledge they need to use and interpret evidence
- create case studies for wider sharing and sustainability


WWS brings together the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, other academics across Scotland, with partners from

Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Improvement Service
Inspiring Scotland
IRISS (Institution for Research and Innovation in Social Services)
Joint Improvement Team
NHS Health Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland
SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations)

Within the Universities, WWS will draw on expertise from Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research; the Academy of Government, the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and Policy Scotland
Effective start/end date2/06/1431/12/18


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