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.
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.