In early 2016 we helped to create this informal group of senior government officials with an interest in evidence. We continued to play a role in the group in 2017. While the work was unfunded and the group was informal, it was an exciting opportunity to help to build this important evidence community. formal developments in government taking forwards the since came to an end in 2017 due to further more important evidence community. The group’s meetings since came to an end in 2017 due to more formal developments in government taking forward shared evidence agenda.