Community Development for the Economy and Enterprise

One of a series of briefing papers by Senscot aims to highlight how social enterprise can deliver effective routes to employment through sport-based activity. To do this, key aspects of successful employability programmes are outlined, including examples of diverse funding streams, opportunities to access public sector contracts and potential routes to fruitful partnerships. Another describes the … Continue reading Community Development for the Economy and Enterprise

Action Research in Policy Analysis

A new book on action research includes a chapter by two What Works Scotland research associates, drawing on the collaborative action research projects with community planning partnerships in Scotland. The chapter explores how action research can be a valuable methodology for producing the collaborative knowledge and action required to produce effective policy responses for the current … Continue reading Action Research in Policy Analysis

Blame game

For anyone trying to understand the shifting sands in the relationship between local and national government, the McIntosh Report published in 1999 seems to be required reading.  The McIntosh Commission tried to explore the emerging and potential relationships between local government and the new Scottish Parliament and made a number of recommendations, many of which … Continue reading Blame game