How to evaluate – Collect data

How to Evaluate

So far in this series of blogs, I’ve talked about the importance of starting early, of defining success, of thinking about what to evaluate and of finding…


How to evaluate – Find a control group

How to Evaluate

Most policymakers are familiar with the basic approach to monitoring policy outputs (such as the number of people who have gone through a training programme, and how many…


How to Evaluate – What to evaluate?

How to Evaluate

My last post dealt with the issue of the importance of defining success when thinking about how to evaluate. It might seem that answering that question also answers…


How to evaluate – Define success

How to Evaluate

The core objective of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth is to answer the question: which policies are most effective in supporting and increasing local economic…


How to evaluate – Start early

How to Evaluate

In their focus on delivering a good policy on time and on budget, people often don’t think about evaluation until the end of a project (if at…


How to evaluate

How to Evaluate

One of the greatest frustrations we have encountered in our reviews of the evidence on the impact of local growth policies has been the small number of robust…

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