Local Economic Growth What Works Centre
Funded period: 9/13 – 08/16
Grant value: £3,002,940
Lead institution: London School of Economics and Political Science
PI: Henry Overman
The What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth (WWG) was set up in October 2013 as part of the What Works Network to analyse which policies are most effective in supporting and increasing local economic growth. Its work programme includes three principal approaches: systematically reviewing the evidence base on policies for local economic growth using a robust methodology; convening events and workshops for policymakers to help them understand and make better use of evidence in designing and delivering policy; and improving the quality of the UK evidence base by helping to develop ‘demonstration’ projects, or local policy experiments.