As the housing sector attempts to move towards a more evidence-based approach, it is perhaps useful to look at the role of evidence in other sectors. Though medicine is the most obviously evidence-based discipline, there are several examples of other sectors that are increasing the role of evidence in their standard practice and policymaking. This paper comprises a series of sections, each examining how evidence is used in a different area: addiction treatment, crime, international development, impact investment, social policy, and education.
Published: April 2015
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