Two new research reports from the Knowledge Navigator have been published looking at the relationship between the academic sector and local government researchers.

From Analysis to Action: Connecting Research and Local Government in an Age of Austerity

This report by the Local Government Knowledge Navigator, steered by Solace and the LGA, examines how to achieve a wider and more productive engagement between local government and the research community. It looks at local government’s research needs and internal capacity, the supply and funding of research, the value of research and local government collaboration and the barriers that need tackling

Collaboration in Action: Local authorities that are making the most of research

This evidence review by the Local Government Knowledge Navigators, steered by Solace and the LGA, examines evidence of successful Local Authority and research collaboration. The review examines 16 case studies of local authorities making effective use of research and uses these to identify key ingredients for successful collaboration.

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