Tuesday 28th April 2020, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
Presenters: Martha Bicket, Dione Hills and Helen Wilkinson
Complex systems are all around us. Their characteristics make their behaviour hard to predict and they present challenges to policy making and evaluation. CECAN was invited to produce a supplementary guide on complexity for the 2020 revision of the Magenta Book – UK Government’s central guidance on how to evaluate policies, projects and programmes. The Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide: Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation is based on three years’ research and development of evaluation methods by CECAN. With the help of useful examples, illustrations and tables, the guide explains what complexity is, its implications, and how evaluators and policy makers can plan, deliver and use complexity-appropriate evaluation to work with this complexity.
In the first part of this webinar, Martha will present an overview of the Supplementary Guide and some of its key highlights. Martha will then be joined in conversation by Dione and Helen as they reflect together on their experiences of developing the guide, and on its implications for evaluation practice and policymaking in the UK.
The Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide: Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation is written by Martha Bicket, Ian Christie, Nigel Gilbert, Dione Hills, Alexandra Penn and Helen Wilkinson. It is published by HM Treasury and accompanies the 2020 edition of the Magenta Book, released on 1st April 2020.
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