Programme and policy evaluation

With pressure on government resources, evaluating the impact of policies, programmes and organisations is essential to understanding their contribution to government objectives and national prosperity. Without evidence, those receiving funding run the risk of their contributions being under-valued or under-supported.

The public sector needs to be assured that they are investing their limited funds to achieve the best outcomes. We provide proven methodologies and experienced teams to evaluate programmes, policies and organisations, demonstrating impacts to date and areas for development. Innovation and/or new service delivery models are often required.

Evaluating the case for public sector funding

Organisations seeking public funding must demonstrate that they are providing economic and social benefits, as well as supporting the delivery of government policy, in order to justify the funding request.

We provide the expertise to evaluate the impacts (both direct and indirect) or the benefits delivered by any organisation which are often used as a business case for future funding.

We have over 30 years of experience evaluating publicly-funded services, demonstrating impacts and making recommendations to increase value for money. Examples include:

  • evaluation of science and innovation policy, including collaboration between universities and businesses;
  • evaluation of innovative health service initiatives, including the new health and social care integration pilots (Vanguards) and ambulance services;
  • economic profiling, strategy development, and regeneration initiatives, for councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships;
  • employment land planning and economic impact assessments of new builds; and• various sector studies, including logistics, chemicals, food and drink, and country sports.

To find out more about how we can enable you to better established the worth of your programmes and policies, please contact Jenny Irwin.