Birmingham WNF Programme Evaluation

Evaluation of the Birmingham Working Neighbourhoods Fund Worklessness and Enterprise Programme Evaluation

Birmingham City Council appointed DC Research and our partners Focus Consultants in 2011 to evaluate the Birmingham Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) element of the Working Neighbourhoods Fund (WNF).

The evaluation provides an independent assessment of the strategic development, delivery and impact of the WNF Programme delivered through BEDP, as well providing recommendations about delivery of such activity going forward.

Click here to access the final reports.

The majority of the £45 million BEDP element of the Birmingham WNF programme was targeted at tackling worklessness in the city through a combination of neighbourhood and constituency level interventions, and a series of strategically commissioned projects. The remainder of the programme was targeted at increasing the city’s economic output and productivity, and mitigating against the impact of the recession on the business community.

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A founding Director of DC Research, Jonathan brings 23 years of academic, policy development and consultancy experience as a research economist, evaluator and project manager to the business. He is a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association, and a Member of the Institute of Economic Development.

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