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.
Original 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

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). https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785363245