Standardising standards: The case for shared standards in the evidence sector

2020-02-27 connect evidence-informed policy-making learns publication

This paper provides some background on the different types of standards that can be developed and reviews the benefits that can be obtained from standardisation. I argue that a greater degree of standardisation in social policy and practice evidence — principally by establishing and adopting standards that are common across organisations — would generate even greater benefits than the current organisation-specific standards are able to.