This toolkit, published in November 2006, is the final output from a piece of work commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA). This work has examined what constitutes effectiveness in relation to local authority research and has analysed the extent to which local authority research currently meets these criteria of effectiveness.

This toolkit is primarily intended to be used by local government researchers and research managers, however it may also be of interest and use to senior officers and elected members involved in research. The toolkit can be downloaded from the LGA website here

Photo credit: British Museum, London. LARIA photo