More Research Needed

Secondly, the stakes are high here, so we must draw on the evidence as to what is most likely to work, where it exists. Perhaps the most predictable finding of this research is that there has been little or no investment by people in government or other research funders into experimenting with and recording possible solutions, and there needs to be more. A list of possible areas for further research is included in the full report.

It’s not surprising that there is so little experimental evidence as to the effectiveness of various solutions proposed in the normative literature. Change happens very quickly in this area. Until very recently there has been little investment in research from governments, which would be one of the expected sources of funding for such investigations. More is now urgently needed.