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Evaluation of Communities Two Point Zero

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  • Release date: 28 July 2015
A review of the processes associated with the development and implementation of the programme.

Final report - Revised

Release date: 28 July 2015

This is the final update on the evaluation of Communities 2.0. The update takes into account the final reported outturns. Figures in Tables 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 26 and 27 were also updated to include 2014/15 data.

The report is the culmination of a long-term evaluation commissioned in 2010 to identify and measure the impact of Communities 2.0 and its success in meeting its aims and objectives. The evaluation focused principally on the Programme within the Convergence area of West Wales and the Valleys.

Interim evaluation

Release date: 9 January 2012

The report is based on a programme of work undertaken between September and November 2011.

It draws on findings from a review of monitoring data and fieldwork with key stakeholders to review the progress of the Communities 2.0 Programme to date. It also finds that on the whole Communities 2.0 is on track in terms of delivering against headline targets, with the economic targets of the programme proving most challenging.

It makes 14 recommendations about the programme in the future, with the first recommendation being that Communities 2.0 continues to be funded for a further 3 years to 2015.

Initial process and scoping

Release date: 25 July 2011

The report is based on a literature review and desk-based analysis of monitoring information, fieldwork interviews and focus groups with those directly involved with developing and delivering the Programme and other stakeholders and telephone interviews with a sample of organisations and social enterprises who have received assistance from the Programme to date.

The first stage of the research has involved scoping the subsequent stages of the evaluation and an initial evaluation of Programme processes.

The report outlines findings from fieldwork with the Welsh Government, management and staff from the delivery partners and sets out detail of how future stages of the evaluation will be undertaken.

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