Defra Evidence and Analysis Series

Defra places research and analysis at the heart of policy-making.


  1. Documents

Defra’s economists, statisticians and social and operational researchers work as an integral part of the policy process to answer some of the key questions facing our society: How should we prepare for climate change? How can we safeguard environmental resources for future generations whilst still meeting the needs of today? How can we adequately value the goods and services provided by the natural environment in decision making?

The Defra Evidence and Analysis Series brings the department’s research and evidence base to a wider audience, creating the basis for discussion with the academic, business and policy-making community.

Older Evidence and Analysis Series information can be found on the National Archives website.


  1. Behavioural economics in Defra: Applying theory to policy

    • Research and analysis