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The work of the Research Team at the Improvement Service is divided between managing analytical projects, undertaking bespoke analysis, and pursuing independent research projects. Over the course of the past few years we have delivered a vast number of analytical products that successfully helped councils to arrive at informed decisions and harness the potential of their internal data. The IS Research Team specialises in complex research projects that often involve sourcing data from multiple data systems.
Within numerous projects we have delivered significant expertise in undertaking various types of work; in particular:
More information about our work can be found by clicking the buttons on the left.
The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
The IS has a non-partisan role to support all elected members in Scotland.
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