The 'CLEAR IDEAS' innovation development model has improved cost-efficiency in service delivery for public sector organisations - leading to savings of £1.7 million for social care services in Sheffield.
All impact case studies (public services)
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New methodology involving users in the design of IT systems has led to substantial savings in local government and a redesign of the national Integrated Children's System.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy influenced the debate on the eventual shape of the 'pupil premium' scheme by confirming for policymakers that decisions made were based on solid analytical foundations.
New project management toolsets developed with the ESRC-funded Transformation Project helped Warwickshire Police launch new Automatic Number Plate Recognition schemes on time and budget – targeting vehicle-based criminality and solving a string of serious crimes.
Recommendations by Professor Rita de la Feria led to reforms implemented in the Portugal’s 2012 State Budget which boosted the efficiency of tax and generated savings of 1.2 per cent GDP.
ESRC-funded research provided Cornwall Council with effective training tools for social care staff - improving adult care and leading to yearly cost savings of £80,000.
Recommendations from the ESRC Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) to improve school league tables were adopted by the Department for Education and implemented in 2011.
Government used ESRC-funded research to inform its policies when increasing competition in the NHS.
Social science underpinned by ESRC support played a major role in establishing and delivering the Government's Sure Start initiative in 1999, which aimed to provide integrated early years services for disadvantaged groups.
An ESRC research project modelling future trends for UK's ageing population proved pivotal in providing research evidence for the Government's reform of social care funding in England.