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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Initiation of evaluation capacity development projects (GREO)


June 2022

Greo is working with Tackling Gambling Stigma to develop a Theory of Change for their programme of work to tackle gambling-related stigma and discrimination.

Greo delivered a webinar with The European Gambling Harm Prevention Network (EGHPN): Evaluation as a vital contributor to evidence-based safer gambling efforts. Greo shared the best evidence on evaluating safer gambling initiatives, and case studies were highlighted, including the evaluation of the Credit Card Ban in the UK, which is being conducted by NatCen (commissioned by Greo).

Greo continues to work with Ara and Beacon in support the Safer Gambling Movement as the evaluation lead, recently delivering an evidence brief on 'Affected Others' in support of their 6-10 Programme.

Greo completed the theory of change together with Scottish Public Health Network and supported onboarding a local evaluator for the project.Greo with EGHPN: Online event recording of 'Evaluation as a vital contributor to evidence-based safer gambling efforts' Greo's Snapshot program continuously posts plain language summaries of published research to the Evidence Centre an supported by social media dissemination,,Open access articles promote use and raise the profile of British research and the Strategy. GREO provides funds for open access articles related to the research programme and National Strategy with priority to British researchers. Link to funding information below :

October 2021

Greo continues to work with Ara and Beacon in support the Safer Gambling Movement as the evaluation lead.

Furthering our work with Scottish Public Health Network, Greo presented at the Glasgow City Council: Tackling Gambling Harms in the New Normal summit on the following:

1) Whole Systems Approach to Addressing Gambling-Related Harms: Theory of Change; and 2) The Journey to Evaluative Thinking: A Threefold Approach to Building Evaluative Capacity in Support of a National Strategy

April 2021

Greo's evaluation partnership with Ara and Beacon continues in support of their Safer Gambling Movement and related initiatives, as well as named evaluation lead for additional project proposals. Greo will begin work with the Scottish Public Health Network, based within Public Health Scotland, to develop a theory of change for the Glasgow Gambling Harms Group's three-year pathfinder project.

November 2020

GREO is engaging with third sector charity organisations in the UK to support their evaluation efforts including ARA and Beacon and is in discussion with others.

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