With our evidence reviews complete and with our policy design toolkits set to be published by the end of the summer, this event provided an opportunity for wider reflection on what we’ve learnt and what’s next for places that wish to use and create more evidence for local economic policy.
12.45pm Lunch and registration
1:00pm Introduction from Andrew Carter, Deputy Director, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
1.05pm Reflections on how evidence-based policy is used in government from Prof Nick Pearce, Institute of Policy Research, University of Bath
1.15pm Reflections from Prof Henry Overman, Director, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
1.25pm Discussion opens
2.15pm Closing remarks