A core part of my work is finding out what works in sustainable economic development, and sharing this knowledge with others to improve policy and practice. There are three main aspects to this work:
- formative evaluation, carrying out a qualitative assessment of what worked well in the project, what could be improved, identifying lessons learned and good practice and making recommendations for future work
- summative evaluation, involving a rigorous assessment of the impact that a project, programme or policy has had, including a assessment of ‘net additionality’ (a piece of jargon meaning the overall impact that would not have happened otherwise)
- dissemination, telling the world about the impact of the project, through case studies, videos, workshops, presentations or written evidence as required
Relevant projects I have delivered
A detailed evaluation of this great project which brought together seven Local Authorities and over forty different training providers to engage, support and train young people not in education, employment or training (‘NEET’).