We conduct independent evaluations to identify economic, environmental and social impact. Our evaluations are completed to Government’s Magenta and Green Book standards, and include:
- Summative evaluations – our summative evaluations explore the impact of your activity on specific outcomes and for different groups of people, and estimate the effects of your activity against a do-nothing scenario (the counter-factual), initial expectations and other initiatives.
- Formative evaluations – we explore how, why and under what conditions does a policy intervention work most effectively. We explore the context your programmes and projects operate in and provide detailed recommendations on how to optimise delivery.
Our recent evaluation commissions include:
- South Yorkshire Wheels to Work – we were commissioned by Sheffield Community Transport to conduct an impact evaluation of their scheme which provides scooters to individuals across South Yorkshire to enable them to access employment and training opportunities. We conducted detailed interviews with 90 beneficiaries; conducted detailed financial analysis; and completed impact analysis covering economic, environmental and social factors. Click here to download the Executive Summary – SYW2W evaluation add specialists
- Access to Opportunities – we were commissioned following a competitive tendering process to evaluate South Yorkshire Passenger Transport’s Access to Opportunities Programme. The Programme had a total budget of £6.75 million and our independent Impact Evaluation found that the Travel Advice and Wheels to Work strands assisted 314 people move into employment resulting in a tax saving to the Exchequer of £5,062,936. The environmental impacts delivered include the prevention of at least 112 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide.
- PERS – PERS sought an independent evaluation of a project they delivered from the 12th October 2009 to the 11th April 2013 with funding from the Big Lottery Fund. We designed a robust methodology that included a bespoke survey completed by 91 of the project’s beneficiaries, and in-depth interviews with 12 of them. Using a modest estimate of prevented costs, we calculated that PERS prevented costs totalling from £1,541,700 to £3,022,900 for employers and at least £611,800 for taxpayers.
Please click here for a case study on an impact evaluation we completed for South Yorkshire Wheels 2 Work.