Our new report on spending and delivery by children’s services is out. It includes estimates of spending per head, and examples of how local councils adapted to changes over the last Parliament. Read our reportRead more
Around 60 per cent of pupils achieve good marks in their GCSE exams, but if they come from a worse-off family the percentage comes down to 30. You may think that the solution is to give them more teaching hours in smaller groups. Not that easy.
At Aldaba, we looked at ten of the best pieces of research on after-school tutoring in the world. We found some useful lessons for teachers, policy makers, and school investors. Read more
Dr Miguel Garcia-Sanchez, Director of Aldaba, and Dr Tim Hobbs, from the Dartington Social Research Unit, will be presenting on the unit costs of interventions for vulnerable children at a conference in Washington DC on 28 May. This is as part of Big Lottery Fund’s Realising Ambition programme.
Working with the Social Research Unit, Aldaba examined the economic case for Family Nurse Partnership. The funding for this programme for young mums is moving from the NHS to local authorities. Read our report
In this blog I argue that the good work that Government economists do needs to be explained clearly. I take the Universal Credit as an example. My estimate is that 80 per cent of the savings associated with the Universal Credit will never turn into cash.