This page sets out the resources and training we have developed to help places make use of evidence.
To deliver improved outcomes and make best use of public funding, it’s important that policies are based on a good understanding of the problems they seek to address, and knowledge about ‘what works’ in tackling the identified issues. This involves drawing on diverse sources of evidence including national statistics, local intelligence, research, monitoring and evaluation.
Browse some of our key resources below:
A resource about using data to inform decision-making to support local policy-makers in their understanding of the recovery in their local area.Covid-19 local recovery
Evidence and insights on the challenges faced by local and combined authorities, LEPs and central government in designing an evidence-based Local Industrial Strategy.Local industrial strategy
Our evidence topic pages bring together a range of resources designed to help with policy development covering eleven important policy topics.Evidence topics
How to use evidence
We have a number of resources aimed at supporting places to make the best use of evidence.