On 28th April 2020, CECAN team members, Martha Bicket, Dione Hills and Helen Wilkinson, hosted our latest webinar: 'Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation - Introducing the new Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide'.
With over 160 participants, the webinar introduced the Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide: Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation, which CECAN was invited to produce for the 2020 revision of the Magenta Book - UK Government’s central guidance on how to evaluate policies, projects and programmes. Based on three years’ research and development of evaluation methods by CECAN, 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 the webinar, Martha presented an overview of the Supplementary Guide and some of its key highlights. Martha was then joined in conversation by Dione and Helen as they reflected 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.
If you were unable to join the webinar, you can watch the session via our YouTube channel below. We are also pleased to be able to share a PDF version of the PowerPoint slides, please click here to view. Additionally, we have a number of resources available from CECAN's launch of the Supplementary Guide, which was held in London on 3rd March 2020.
CECAN will soon be releasing a range of training and support options related to the Supplementary Guide. If you would like to receive details of these training and support opportunities please complete our online form to register your interest.