Evidence-based policymaking (EBPM)

Kat Smith, Tina Haux

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Chapter 8 by Smith and Haux focuses on when and how evidence is used in policy-making. They explore the idea of evidence-based policy-making (EBPM) and consider the absence of agreed definitions. They discuss popular models of the relationship between evidence and policy and theories of policy-making, as well as some of the key criticisms of these approaches. After this, they take a more practical focus to consider the issues that arose when the UK’s New Labour government (1997–2010) officially committed to taking an evidence-based approach to policy-making.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Social Policy Evaluation
EditorsBent Greve
Place of PublicationCheltenham, Glos
Chapter8
Pages141-160
Number of pages20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2017

Fingerprint

evidence
New Labour
criticism

Keywords

  • social policy
  • evaluation
  • evidence based decision making

Cite this

Smith, K., & Haux, T. (2017). Evidence-based policymaking (EBPM). In B. Greve (Ed.), Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation (pp. 141-160). Cheltenham, Glos. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785363245
Smith, Kat ; Haux, Tina. / Evidence-based policymaking (EBPM). Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation. editor / Bent Greve. Cheltenham, Glos, 2017. pp. 141-160
@inbook{b2a839b5b4d545e7832c0026dc7fc206,
title = "Evidence-based policymaking (EBPM)",
abstract = "Chapter 8 by Smith and Haux focuses on when and how evidence is used in policy-making. They explore the idea of evidence-based policy-making (EBPM) and consider the absence of agreed definitions. They discuss popular models of the relationship between evidence and policy and theories of policy-making, as well as some of the key criticisms of these approaches. After this, they take a more practical focus to consider the issues that arose when the UK’s New Labour government (1997–2010) officially committed to taking an evidence-based approach to policy-making.",
keywords = "social policy, evaluation, evidence based decision making",
author = "Kat Smith and Tina Haux",
year = "2017",
month = "3",
day = "31",
doi = "10.4337/9781785363245",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781785363238",
pages = "141--160",
editor = "Greve, {Bent }",
booktitle = "Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation",

}

Smith, K & Haux, T 2017, Evidence-based policymaking (EBPM). in B Greve (ed.), Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation. Cheltenham, Glos, pp. 141-160. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785363245

Evidence-based policymaking (EBPM). / Smith, Kat; Haux, Tina.

Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation. ed. / Bent Greve. Cheltenham, Glos, 2017. p. 141-160.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

TY - CHAP

T1 - Evidence-based policymaking (EBPM)

AU - Smith, Kat

AU - Haux, Tina

PY - 2017/3/31

Y1 - 2017/3/31

N2 - Chapter 8 by Smith and Haux focuses on when and how evidence is used in policy-making. They explore the idea of evidence-based policy-making (EBPM) and consider the absence of agreed definitions. They discuss popular models of the relationship between evidence and policy and theories of policy-making, as well as some of the key criticisms of these approaches. After this, they take a more practical focus to consider the issues that arose when the UK’s New Labour government (1997–2010) officially committed to taking an evidence-based approach to policy-making.

AB - Chapter 8 by Smith and Haux focuses on when and how evidence is used in policy-making. They explore the idea of evidence-based policy-making (EBPM) and consider the absence of agreed definitions. They discuss popular models of the relationship between evidence and policy and theories of policy-making, as well as some of the key criticisms of these approaches. After this, they take a more practical focus to consider the issues that arose when the UK’s New Labour government (1997–2010) officially committed to taking an evidence-based approach to policy-making.

KW - social policy

KW - evaluation

KW - evidence based decision making

UR - http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-of-social-policy-evaluation

U2 - 10.4337/9781785363245

DO - 10.4337/9781785363245

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9781785363238

SN - 9781785363245

SP - 141

EP - 160

BT - Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation

A2 - Greve, Bent

CY - Cheltenham, Glos

ER -

Smith K, Haux T. Evidence-based policymaking (EBPM). In Greve B, editor, Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation. Cheltenham, Glos. 2017. p. 141-160 https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785363245