Cabinet Office What Works Trial Advisory Panel (External organisation)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel


The Cabinet Office What Works Trial Advice Panel (TAP) aims to improve the quality and quantity of impact evaluation across central government. Comprising around 50 experts from outside government (mostly academia) and the Civil Service, the Panel provides free advice to policy teams and analysts considering the design of an impact evaluation, from helping with power calculations to advising on appropriate quasi-experimental approaches. TAP also provides training to civil servants on the benefits and technicalities of impact evaluations. Since its launch in 2015 the panel has advised on 72 projects across 24 departments and public bodies, spanning a range of policy areas including energy, adult social care, housing, and family services.
Held atCabinet Office What Works Trial Advisory Panel, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational