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The many shades of co-produced evidence, Pippa Coutts (Carnegie UK)

“Co-production of evidence is a process by which evidence is generated by the equal and reciprocal participation in research activities by academic and other partners. This briefing paper teases out the challenges and opportunities around co-producing evidence appropriate to participatory social policy and practice, and increasing people’s control within communities and services.”

The Carnegie Trust’s Evidence into Policy and Practice work explores how jurisdictions, sectors, people and professionals, can work together to produce and use evidence to promote better outcomes for citizens.

In 2019 we published ‘The Many Shades of Co-produced Evidence’. This discussion paper teases out the challenges and opportunities around co-producing evidence appropriate to participatory social policy and practice, and increasing people’s control within communities and services. https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/publications/the-many-shades-of-co-produced-evidence/

Over the winter 2017/18 we re-ran our Evidence Exchange survey to assess what progress had been made in the sector. We produced a report and infographics on our findings which were similar to those of the previous survey: academic evidence is the most trusted source of evidence, but seldom used (only a third of respondents used it).

Evidence Exchange surveys 2017-18

In 2017 we led on work to consider the implications of the Scottish approach to policy for evidence production and use, and published the Scottish Approach to Evidence. 

The Scottish Approach to Evidence, 2017, Pippa Coutts, Jenny Brotchie  

 

Keywords: evidence, policy, practice

Contributed by: Pippa Coutts, Carnegie UK Trust

 

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