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Introducing the "Joined-up public services evidence navigator". This tool is designed to facilitate the exploration of central government initiatives to join up local public services in England. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dataset of its kind, spanning 25 years and encompassing 55 initiatives.

Our aim is to provide policy makers, the voluntary sector, and researchers with a valuable tool for extracting insights from previous endeavours aimed at addressing public service fragmentation. By leveraging this dataset, we hope that users can identify new avenues to enhance local capacity and deliver improved public services.

The dataset presented here is the result of a research project conducted by Michael Gibson, Felix-Anselm van Lier, and Eleanor Carter. For a more detailed understanding of our methodology in compiling the data and conducting the analysis, we invite you to explore our research paper.

Please note that this is a beta version. We would welcome your feedback and suggestions. If you believe there are any omissions or have ideas on how to enhance this tool, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email.

Suggested citation: Gibson, M., van Lier, F-A. and Carter, E. (2023). Tracing 25 years of “initiativitis” in central government attempts to join up local public services in England. Policy & Politics 51(4):695-717. DOI: 10.1332/030557321X16837266852569

How to use the evidence navigator:

Hover over circles to see a summary of information on the initiative.

Click on the names of initiatives to open their individual pages, including links to evaluation material (where available).

For more information on the classification of the Lever, Governance model and Allocation process of each initiative, see Annex I.

Take a look at our poster on the research