Complexity theory and “invisible mechanisms”: Implications for methods and commissioning

When:  Jan 31, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (GB)
Associated with  Community Forum
This is an event run by a UK group commissioned by the government to understand where evidence-based policy making needs to be replaced by methodologies from complexity theory.

The Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN), a £3m research centre hosted by the University of Surrey, is transforming the practice of policy evaluation in Nexus areas, to make it fit for a complex world.

CECAN is pioneering, testing and promoting innovative policy evaluation approaches and methods across Nexus domains such as food, energy, water and the environment, through a series of ‘real-life’ case study projects with co-funders (ESRC, NERC, DEFRA, BEIS, FSA and EA).

CECAN has been delivering a programme of evaluation methods workshops, training courses in evaluation tools and specialist seminars delivered by international experts, to encourage knowledge sharing and capacity building amongst those working in UK policy making.


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