In CES we have learned that no two projects are the same. So, we don’t use assumptions, we use curiosity.

Using Evidence

We work with organisations to help them identify, understand and apply evidence in the real world.

Using data to inform decision making in education

Our work with the Department of Education and Skills to build capacity in accessing, gathering and using data to develop and implement policy.

On the right track: learning from prevention and early intervention in Ireland

A series of summaries and reports which include key messages for service commissioners and providers

Tusla Empowering Practitioners and Practice Initiative

Professional development and an online toolkit to improve the use of evidence in social work practice

Connecting Resources

We organise networking activities to join up sectors, hear fresh perspectives and broker relationships.

The Leaders Digest

A blog series by leaders for leaders, to encourage conversation about leadership in public services

Access Evidence

Evidence informed resources for practitioners working in frontline services

Building Capacity

Stronger leadership, better use of evidence and effective collaboration - all help to build capacity. We work with others to design tools and training so that change is sustainable.

Supporting public service reform and innovation

The Goal Programme: New ways of working in public services in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Building capacity for improvement in health services

We’re working with the HSE Community Operations on a new Programme to support service improvement, capacity building and implementation.

Leading for the future in Northern Ireland

We codesigned a leadership development programme with the Northern Ireland Civil Service, to help senior leaders meet the challenges of uncertainty and change.

Supporting Implementation

How well a service or project is implemented will influence what it achieves. We support implementation of projects, programmes and services.

A collaborative approach to the development and implementation of Children and Young People’s Strategies in Northern Ireland

We’ve been working with the Department of Health and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland to support collaboration across three strategies for children and young people.

The Nurture Programme

Giving babies and infants their best start in life


We advise on and conduct evaluations of projects, programmes and services, and help build skills and capacity in evaluation and self evaluation.

Local Community Safety Partnership Evaluation

We're working with the University of Limerick to evaluate Local Community Safety Partnerships, a new initiative from the Department of Justice.

Building capacity in self evaluation

We help organisations to build their capacity to gather, analyse and apply data

Area Based Childhood Programme National Evaluation

A national evaluation of outcomes, implementation and costs of the Area Based Childhood Programme. Resources and learning for policy and practice.