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.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham, Glos|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2017|
- social policy
- evidence based decision making