On the 5th of June 2019, CECAN Ltd presented a first look at the new Complexity Evaluation Framework to an audience of policy-makers, analysts and commissioners in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

The framework has been commissioned by Defra and delivered by CECAN Ltd. Written for analysts and policy-makers who are involved in planning, commissioning, managing and/or delivering evaluation, the framework aims to ensure that complexity thinking is consistently embedded into evaluation – to equip its users with a checklist of core considerations to ensure that evaluations are robust and sufficiently consider the implications of complexity.  

The workshop included a discussion with Roisin O’Brien (Principal Social Researcher – Resources and Waste Evidence) and Tom Pye (Senior Policy Advisor – Resources, Waste and Plastics Strategy), hosted by CECAN Deputy Director Ben Shaw.