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Programme evaluations

This section contains evaluation reports for EU funded programmes.

 

Ex Post Evaluation of the 2007-2013 Rural Development Plan for Wales

05/12/17
The Ex Post Evaluation assessed the impacts and the added value of the 2007–2013 RDP, both at Programme and Measure level. The evaluators used evidence from previous evaluations, monitoring data, interviews with Welsh Government officials and key stakeholders and an online survey when conduct ...
 

Ex Post Evaluation of the 2007-2013 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales

05/12/17
The aim of the Ex Post Evaluation was to evaluate what the 2007–2013 Structural Funds programmes achieved and to identify any lessons that can be learned for the implementation of the 2014–2020 programmes and the design of any future programmes.  The evaluation involved a review of all programme an ...
 

Evaluation of ERDF Support for Businesses (2007-2013)

07/04/17
The final report of the Evaluation of ERDF Support for Businesses (2007-2013) published 7 April 2017.
 

Combined Analysis of the 2009-2013 ESF Leavers Surveys

08/02/17
Final report of the Combined Analysis of the 2009-2013 ESF Leavers Surveys
 

Annual implementation reports 2014

05/08/15
Annual implementation reports (AIRs) cover the implementation of the programmes during the previous calendar year.
 

ESF Leavers Survey 2013

01/07/15
The 2013 European Social Fund (ESF) Leavers Survey is the last in a series of five annual surveys which aim to help assess the effectiveness of labour market interventions delivered under the ESF Convergence and Competitiveness Programmes.
 

Cross Cutting Themes (CCT) evaluation

05/06/15
The study evaluated integration of the Cross Cutting Themes (equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming and environmental sustainability) in the 2007-2014 programme, making recommendations for support, management and monitoring in the new programme.
 

Annual implementation reports 2013

05/08/14
Annual implementation reports (AIRs) cover the implementation of the programmes during the previous calendar year.
 

The experiences and aspirations of young people in rural Wales 2013

10/06/14
This study examines rural youth migration patterns and trends in rural Wales, focussing on young people aged between 15 to 24 years living in six rural communities in Wales.
 

The Pontbren Project: the farmers’ experiences and lessons learnt

28/03/14
This report presents the findings of a study examining the outcomes of the Pontbren project from the perspective of the farmers involved and identified key policy lessons for the next RDP and CAP reforms.
 

Rural Services Survey 2013

28/03/14
This report is the fourth in triennial series exploring public perceptions of, and access to, services in their local community.
 

Rural Households Survey 2013

28/03/14
The 2013 Rural Households Survey explored six thematic areas: local communities: wellbeing and welfare; rural service provision; rural employment; the economy; and the environment.
 

Rural Business Survey 2013

28/03/14
This is the fourth in a triennial survey series exploring rural (non-farm) business activities in Wales, the attitudes of business owners and identifying what, if any, changes have affected businesses in rural Wales.
 

Older people and place in Wales: demography, policy and community

28/03/14
This report examines the experiences of older people as a particular demographic group in Wales, specifically looking at whether these experiences differ between urban, rural, valley and coastal areas.
 

Migrant workers in rural Wales and the South Wales Valleys

28/03/14
This report examines the situation and experiences of international migrant workers in rural Wales and the South Wales Valleys. This latest survey includes A2 migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania (who joined the EU in 2007).
 

An analysis of the socio-economic impact of CAP reforms on rural Wales: Phase 1-6 reports

28/03/14
Phase 1,2 – Income Analysis and Farming Household Survey Analysis 2013. Phase 3,4,5 – Impact on Rural Society and Economy 2013. Phase 6 - Conclusions and policy recommendations.
 

European Territorial Co-operation scoping study

21/02/14
This exploratory study (rather than a formal evaluation) examines the experiences of organisations in Wales that have had an involvement in European Territorial Co-operation (‘ETC’) activity.
 

ESF Leavers Survey 2012

27/01/14
ESF Leavers Surveys assess outcomes for people leaving ESF projects designed to increase engagement in the labour market and improve the skill levels of the workforce.
 

Thematic evaluations of 2007-2013 EU Structural Funds programmes

05/12/13
During 2011, WEFO commissioned a number of thematic evaluations to assess progress of the Structural Funds Programmes, their alignment with the original objectives set out in the Operational Programmes, and any issues encountered in the delivery of project activities.
 

Annual implementation reports 2012

05/08/13
Annual implementation reports (AIRs) cover the implementation of the programmes during the previous calendar year.
 

ESF Leavers Survey 2011 and extended analysis for 2009-10

07/06/13
ESF Leavers Surveys assess outcomes for people leaving ESF projects designed to increase engagement in the labour market and improve the skill levels of the workforce.
 

ERDF Business Survey

23/08/12
The ERDF Business Survey assessed outcomes for businesses assisted by the ERDF Programmes via telephone interviews with 778 ERDF-assisted businesses.
 

Rural Development Plan’s (RDP) partnership evaluation

15/08/12
This evaluation focussed on the partnership structure delivering Axes 3 and 4 of the RDP. The role of the partnerships is to oversee the delivery of local development plans.
 

Annual implementation reports 2011

05/08/12
Annual implementation reports (AIRs) cover the implementation of the programmes during the previous calendar year.
 

ESF Leavers Survey 2010

11/06/12
The Survey assessed outcomes for people leaving ESF projects designed to increase engagement in the labour market and improve the skill levels of the workforce.
 

Synthesis report: impact of the 2000-2006 Structural Funds in Wales

20/03/12
This summary report reviews progress made in Wales, during the 2000-2006 period, against objectives contained within the original Structural Funds programming documents.
 

Annual implementation reports 2010

05/08/11
Annual implementation reports (AIRs) cover the implementation of the programmes during the previous calendar year.
 

Evaluation of the effectiveness of programme implementation

31/03/11
Examining the effectiveness of the following key implementation areas in the 2007-2013 Structural Funds Programmes: Strategic Frameworks; Cross Cutting Themes; Communications; and Procurement.
 

ESF Leavers Survey 2009

28/02/11
The 2009 ESF Leavers Survey monitors the effectiveness of ESF interventions funded under the 2007 – 2013 Programmes and supplements monitoring data gathered from individual projects.
 

Spatial European Teams evaluation

02/12/10
The Spatial European Teams (SETs) Evaluation reviewed the operation of the SETs, which were established to help manage and deliver the 2007-2013 Structural Funds in Wales.
 

Impact evaluation of the 2007-2013 Structural Fund programmes in Wales

02/12/10
The feasibility study involved a review of experimental and quasi-experimental methods for evaluating the impact of the Structural Funds Programmes in Wales.
 

Annual implementation reports 2009

05/08/10
Annual implementation reports (AIRs) cover the implementation of the programmes during the previous calendar year.
 

Customer Insight Survey 2009

17/05/10
The Customer Insight Survey is an independent survey of applicants’ views on the European Structural Funds application process and support provided to project sponsors.
 

Annual implementation reports 2008

05/08/09
Annual implementation reports (AIRs) cover the implementation of the programmes during the previous calendar year.
 

Annual implementation reports 2007

05/08/08
Annual implementation reports (AIRs) cover the implementation of the programmes during the previous calendar year.
 

Annual implementation reports 2000-2006

05/08/07
Annual implementation reports (AIRs) cover the implementation of the programmes during the previous calendar year.