Several smaller evaluations
We work with public and private organisations across the UK and Europe, evaluating publicly funded programmes through a variety of methods. We actively encourage these findings to be acted upon to further develop the effectiveness of these programmes and the benefits to the people involved.
Final evaluations of ESF projects
GLE has conducted a number of evaluations of London Councils ESF funded projects, looking at the effectiveness of the delivery of activities at supporting individuals to move closer or into the labour market. Projects include: Kingston Workstart’s Getting Back to Work project, Uxbridge College’s Accelerate project, TR-TEC’s Building Basic Skills project, Turning Point’s Next Steps project and the Tamil Relief Centre’s Parents into Jobs project.
Final evaluation - Hammersmith & Fulham SRB
GLE conducted the final evaluation for the £28m Hammersmith and Fulham SRB programme. The evaluation included a review of outputs and objectives, in-depth evaluation of six projects and case studies of a further four projects, a review of improvements in partnership processes and recommendations on forward strategy.
Pathways to Jobs evaluation
GLE evaluated the City Fringe Pathways to Jobs programme, which was a series of targeted interventions designed to raise employment levels in disadvantaged areas of inner London. The evaluation included a data review, interviews with project officers, beneficiary focus groups and employer interviews.
ELITE job brokerage evaluation
GLE evaluated this project on behalf of the West Ham and Plaistow New Deal for Communities programme. We considered the effectiveness and added value of the services provided by Elite in supporting unemployed, under-employed and economically inactive residents into work, the contribution made by the project towards the economy outcomes of the NDC ten-year delivery plan, and evaluated the ongoing relevance and attainability of project targets.
The Kilburn URBAN programme
The aim of the URBAN Community Initiative is to target disadvantaged communities and get them involved in designing, developing and implementing solutions to the problems they face. GLE was contracted to assess the effectiveness of the South Kilburn Area Initiative in meeting its strategic objectives and to analyse the impact of the programme through methods including measuring changes in socio-economic conditions, and the extent of capacity building.
Evaluating European Social Fund programmes
In partnership with two Czech companies (HOPE-E.S, division EUservis.cz, and REDECo), we successfully carried out the final evaluation of the Operational Programme Human Resources Development, the national ESF programme in the Czech Republic, as well as the final evaluation of the Single Programming Document for objective 3 - Prague, the Prague ESF programme. Both evaluations were commissioned by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Evaluating ESF programmes aimed at equal opportunities in the labour market
This project evaluated gender equality within ESF programmes in the Czech Republic, with the recommendations informing the 2007-13 programming period of EU Structural Funds. The results are now being analysed in relation to formulating and establishing project selection criteria, training of project scorers and drafting calls for proposals.
Facilitating evaluation expert groups in the Czech Republic
This project encouraged a culture of information exchange and self-evaluation among ESF funded projects in the Czech Republic. An evaluation sourcebook was also produced focusing on evaluators’ practices, evaluation processes, case studies, findings and innovative evaluation methods. This project was commissioned by the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
Analysing social economy models in the EU
GLE in partnership with REDECo undertook a comparative analysis of social economy models in the EU. The results will be applied within European Social Fund (ESF) programmes from 2007 to 2013. This research was commissioned by the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the report was completed in July 2008.
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