SWO networks expertise in order to share resources and work towards a common vision that policy and decision making is based on sound evidence. SWO aims to be the first-stop-shop for intelligence in, and about, the South West. Access to one part of the network gives access to all of it.
SWO is a jointly-owned intelligence resource which enables better decision making by:
- Providing and signposting recent data, analysis, research and reports;
- Sharing ideas, best practice and resources between a professional network to achieve efficiencies;
- Organising regular themed events and training sessions on policy areas and research tools;
- Undertaking joint work and joint commissions to benefit network partners;
- Conducting bespoke, commissioned work to meet specific evidence need.