What Works Network

In March 2013, the EEF and Sutton Trust were jointly designated by the Government as the What Works Centre for Education.

What Works is based on the principle that good decision-making should be informed by the best available evidence. If evidence is not available, decision-makers should use high quality methods to find out what works.

The What Works Network is made up of 9 independent What Works Centres, 3 affiliate members and one associate member. Together these centres cover policy areas which account for more than £250 billion of public spending.

What Works Centres are different from standard research centres. They enable policy makers, commissioners and practitioners to make decisions based upon strong evidence of what works and to provide cost-efficient, useful services.

You can read more about the What Works Network here.