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Project evaluations

This section contains evaluation reports for projects funded through structural funds.

Processing and Marketing Grant Scheme Evaluation

16/02/17
Final report for an independent evaluation of the Processing and Marketing Grant (PMG) scheme, funded through Axis 1 of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007 – 2013
 

Glastir Woodland Element Up-take Survey

17/03/16
The Glastir Woodland schemes were introduced to replace in part the Better Woodlands for Wales (BWW) Scheme and are part of the wider Glastir management plan.
 

Supply Chain Efficiency Scheme Evaluation

09/03/16
Final report for an independent evaluation of the Supply Chain Efficiency Scheme, funded through Axis 1 of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013.
 

Final Evaluation Of High Performance Computing Wales

09/03/16
Project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government under Priority One, Theme Two “ICT Infrastructure and Information Society for All” of the Welsh Operational Programme.
 

Institute for Sustainable Design - End of term evaluation report

28/10/15
This is the final independent evaluation of the Institute for Sustainable Design ERDF project.
 

Farming Connect Evaluations

06/10/15
Farming Connect have procured four independent evaluations, along with analysis by Welsh Rural Observatory (WRO) of knowledge transfer and innovation in Wales.
 

Final evaluation report for the ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies)

05/10/15
This Final Evaluation comprises the findings of the external independent review.
 

Evaluation of axes 3 & 4 of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013

06/01/15
This is the final report for an Evaluation of Axes 3 and 4 of the Rural Development Programme in Wales 2007-2013. The study provides an assessment of new jobs created, existing jobs saved and economic growth as a result of funded activities.
 

Mid-term evaluation of the Business Innovation (BI) programme

16/06/14
The Welsh Government (WG) Business Innovation (BI) programme (2009-2014), which is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), supports businesses throughout Wales in their innovative endeavours.
 

Mid-term evaluation of the SMARTCymru RD & I financial support for business programme

23/05/14
This report sets out findings from the Mid-term evaluation of the SMARTCymru Research Development and Innovation (RD&I) financial support for business programme, and provides an analysis of achievements to date, and recommendations for its remaining period of finding.
 

Sector Priorities Fund

20/01/14
In July 2011, OldBell3 in association with Dateb was commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake a Final Evaluation of the Sector Priorities Fund project.
 

Final evaluation of the Local Investment Fund (LIF) project

20/01/14
Old Bell 3 Ltd has been commissioned by a consortium of Lead Local Authorities (Isle of Anglesey County Council for the North West, Carmarthenshire County Council for the South West and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council for the South East) to carry out a final evaluation of the Local Investm ...
 

Ongoing evaluation of the COASTAL project

20/12/13
COASTAL is a European funded project covering the six local authority areas of Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion being implemented between January 2009 and June 2014.
 

Evaluation of the Wood Energy Business Scheme 2 (WEBS2)

06/12/13
The Wood Energy Business Scheme 2 secured £7.8 million of support from the Regional Aid Programmes for Wales 2007-13 to continue to develop the demand and supply for sustainable wood fuel in Wales, protect and create rural employment opportunities and reduce the emission of CO2.
 

North East Wales Strategic Business Parks mid-term evaluation

25/11/13
BE Group has been commissioned by Wrexham County Borough Council to undertake a mid-term evaluation of the North East Wales Strategic Business Parks Project.
 

Building the Future Together - Final report

06/11/13
In May 2013, Wavehill undertook a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of the Building the Future Together project (BTFT) in achieving its aspirations, aims and objectives. This document represents the final evaluation report.
 

Final evaluation of Reach the Heights

01/11/13
This is the final evaluation of Reach the Heights carried out by ICF GHK on behalf of the Welsh Government. It draws on research undertaken between June 2012 and June 2013.
 

Evaluation of Want to Work - interim report

23/10/13
Want to Work is a programme aimed at engaging increased numbers of economically inactive individuals, particularly those who traditionally fail to engage with mainstream employment support programmes, with the primary aim of supporting more people back to work.
 

Bridges into Work - mid term evaluation

18/09/13
Wavehill were commissioned by Torfaen County Borough Council (TCBC) in November 2011 to evaluate the Bridges into Work project.
 

Rhondda Cynon Taff evaluation reports

17/09/13
Regeneration of the town centres of Aberdare, Pontypridd and Ferndale are key priorities for Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council (RCT) in supporting the wider corporate objective for the “Regeneration of our Communities” (RCT Community Strategy 2010).
 

Software Alliance Wales - mid term evaluation report

12/09/13
Software Alliance Wales (SAW or ‘the Project’) is a joint HEI initiative led by Swansea University in partnership with the Universities of Bangor, South Wales, Aberystwyth and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (SAW Consortium).
 

Prevent Key Stage 3 – development, monitoring, and evaluation plan - final report

23/08/13
Prevent Key Stage 3 (KS3) is a European Social Fund (ESF) supported project operating in five local authority areas in South Wales: Blaenau Gwent (the lead authority), Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Torfaen.
 

Mid term evaluation of the DYFODOL – Skills in Employment project

08/08/13
In October 2012, Wavehill Consulting was commissioned by Coleg Llandrillo Cymru to undertake a mid term evaluation of the Y Dyfodol project.
 

Mid Term Evaluation of the Growth in Environmental Marine Sciences (GEMS) project

08/08/13
Blue Sky Consulting was commissioned by Bridge Marine Science Group to undertake a mid-term evaluation of the Growth in Environmental Marine Science (GEMS) project by March 2011.
 

Work Based Learning strategies

30/07/13
In 2012, Old Bell 3 Ltd., working with IFF Research, was commissioned by the University of Glamorgan to undertake a Mid term evaluation of the Work Based Learning project.
 

South West Wales Specialist European Team

30/07/13
In May 2012, SQW Ltd was commissioned by Pembrokeshire County Council to undertake a final evaluation of the South West Wales Specialist European Teams.
 

The evaluation of Communities 2.0

22/07/13
In 2010, Old Bell 3 Ltd was commissioned by the then Department for Social Justice and Local Government (DSJLG) of the Welsh Government to undertake a mid term evaluation of the Communities 2.0 project.
 

Interim evaluation report for the ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) project

22/07/13
In October 2012, Ciotek was commissioned by Swansea University to undertake a Mid Term Evaluation of the Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE) project.
 

External evaluation of the Access to Masters ESF project

22/07/13
In late 2012, Old Bell 3 was commissioned by Swansea University to undertake a mid term evaluation of the Access to Masters project.
 

External evaluation of the Gypsy Traveller Learning and Future Employment project

19/07/13
The Gypsy Traveller Learning and Future Employment Project is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and “aims to improve the participation rates in education and employment of young people in the Gypsy Traveller population in West Wales and the Valleys.”
 

Longitudinal evaluation of the Regional Learning Partnership

28/06/13
In November 2011, SQW Ltd was commissioned by Carmarthenshire County Council to undertake a mid term evaluation of the Regional Learning Partnership project.
 

Engagement Gateway – final evaluation

25/06/13
This is the final independent evaluation report of the Engagement Gateway project, which has been undertaken by social research and evaluation specialists Wavehill. The report has been prepared at the end of the programme, in September and October 2012.
 

Valleys Cycle Network Phase 1 - interim evaluation report 2012

20/06/13
In 2012, Peter Brett Associates was commissioned by Sustrans to undertake a 2012 Mid Term Evaluation of the Valleys Cycle Network project.
 

Quality, Work, Employability, Skills and Training (QWEST) formative evaluation report

19/06/13
In September 2011, Cotyledon Community Interest Company was commissioned by University of Wales, Newport to undertake a Mid Term Evaluation of the QWEST project.
 

Ongoing evaluation of the New Work Connections project

19/06/13
In 2012, Wavehill Consulting was commissioned by Denbighshire County Borough Council to undertake a Mid Term Evaluation of the New Work Connections Project.
 

Ongoing evaluation of the Communities and Nature project

11/02/13
Communities and Nature is a £14.5m project funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Environment for Growth theme of the European Union’s Convergence Programme.
 

Engage project – final evaluation

11/02/13
In March 2011, Wavehill Consulting was commissioned by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (the Regional Lead) to undertake an evaluation of the Engage Project.
 

Interim evaluation of the GO Wales programme

14/01/13
Final report to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.
 

Interim evaluation of the Skills for the Digital Economy programme

10/01/13
Creative Skillset Cymru commissioned Arad Research to undertake an Interim evaluation of the Skills for the Digital Economy programme.
 

STEM Cymru evaluation

17/05/12
Over the 3 years of the project, STEM Cymru has a target of working with 2 000 students in the Convergence Area.
 

Engage project – interim evaluation

17/05/12
In March 2011, Wavehill Consulting was commissioned by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (the Regional Lead) to undertake an evaluation of the Engage Project.
 

E-Crime Wales: final evaluation

17/05/12
This summary provides an overview of the final assessment of the e-Crime Wales programme, its activity and overall achievement.
 

Cyrenians Cymru report

17/05/12
A summary of the on-going evaluation of the Cyrenians Cymru project which has been undertaken from December 2009 and runs alongside the delivery of the project until December 2011.
 

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

17/05/12
In 2011, BMG Research was commissioned by the Careers Wales Association to conduct an evaluation of the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Project, which involves the 5 Careers Wales companies that operate in the Convergence area.
 

Building the Future Together

17/05/12
The Building the Future Together Project is led by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and jointly sponsored by Coleg Morgannwg.