Working Paper No. 82
This report looks at the question of how well the Department for Work and Pensions uses, manages and prioritises external research. It is based on an in-depth examination of four areas of the Department’s activity and the associated research reports and their use. The findings are based on conversations with more than 60 people from inside and outside the Department that took place between November 2008 and February 2009, as well as the reading of a number of research reports and policy documents.