Evidence-Based Government

Dr Philip Davies
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16:30 - 17:45
Department for Continuing Education - Online Event
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Lectures and seminars
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In this free online lecture Dr Philip Davies will explore what it means for governments to be ‘evidence-based’ and for political decision makers to be ‘following the science’.

Governments across the world are commonly claiming to be 'evidence-based' and 'following the science'. This is an encouraging development for those social and political scientists who have been advocating for many years for public policy to be more ‘evidence-based’.

Philip Davies is an Associate Fellow of the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. He is also Executive Director of Oxford Evidentia, a UK-based professional development and consulting company that undertakes capacity building in impact evaluation, research synthesis and evidence-based policy.

This lecture is part of the Rewley House Lecture Series and is open to all.