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CECAN Special Issue of the Journal ‘Evaluation’: Policy Evaluation for a Complex World

CECAN Special Issue of the Journal ‘Evaluation’: Policy Evaluation for a Complex World

CECAN recently guest edited a special issue of the leading evaluation journal ‘Evaluation’. The issue, written by members of CECAN and some of its collaborators, aims to bring together a set of ideas and methods for handling complexity in evaluation based on extensive practical experience in addressing these issues, from a research perspective, in UK central government evaluation.

Helping Health Services Plan for Covid-19

Helping Health Services Plan for Covid-19

Between March and July 2020 Brian Castellani and Pete Barbrook-Johnson became part of the COVID-19 Community Health and Social Care Modelling Team at Durham University.

Evaluative Thinking in Complexity Research

Evaluative Thinking in Complexity Research

The field of complexity related research is growing apace, and CECAN has been at the forefront of exploring how research methods from this field can be incorporated into evaluation practice (given sufficient resources, expertise and willingness on the part of evaluation funders!).

Complexity Evaluation Framework

Complexity Evaluation Framework

CECAN Ltd is pleased to be working with Defra to develop a Complexity Evaluation Framework that will equip Defra commissioners of evaluation with a checklist of core considerations to ensure that policy evaluations sufficiently consider the implications of complexity theory.

CECAN Case Study Report: BEIS Energy Trilemma

CECAN Case Study Report: BEIS Energy Trilemma

We are pleased to announce that CECAN Research Fellows, Pete Barbrook-Johnson and Alex Penn, have published a report presenting a systems mapping project carried out by CECAN with BEIS between June 2017 and December 2018.

Post-Brexit Policy: What’s the Deal?

Post-Brexit Policy: What’s the Deal?

CECAN researchers Dr Pete Barbrook-Johnson, Dr Amy Proctor and Dr Adam Hejnowicz presented at the British Science Festival in Hull on 12th September 2018.

Workshop on Case Based Modelling

Workshop on Case Based Modelling

Brian Castellani, CECAN Fellow, recently ran a workshop at Warwick University along with Pete Barbrook-Johnson. They met with Tim Sunderland of Natural England and what Brian describes as a group of great people from DEFRA and Natural England! 

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