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LGMB RESEARCH IS RATED TOP

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The Local Government Management Board's research has a higher profile and is considered better quality than studies...
The Local Government Management Board's research has a higher profile and is considered better quality than studies by the Audit Commission or the Joseph Rowntree Trust, a survey by MORI has shown.

A sample of local authority officers who are strategic contacts for research output placed the LGMB top of the list of organisations which they felt produced good research.

At the start of the interviews 63% of respondents - unprompted - identified the LGMB as an organisation which 'consistently produces relevant and useful research'.

In comparison, 24% mentioned the Audit Commission, 21% the Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Reform Trust and 21% INLOGOV. No other organisation was mentioned by more than one in 10 of the interviewees.

Respondents also rated highly the quality of the research output: 92% said the LGMB output was very or fairly good, while 86% said the same for the Audit Commission's output, 88% for INLOGOV and 79% for Joseph Rowntree studies.

The survey, commissioned by the LGMB, was carried out by MORI among a sample of 201 strategic officers from authorities in England and Wales; 31% were chief executives. Interviews were conducted by telephone in January.

-- MORI's evaluation of its research is available in detail from LGCNet. Tel 0171 833 7324/5 and we shall fax you a copy.

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