Pledges, Puzzles and Policies: What’s in Store for Innovation and Enterprise?

Pledges, Puzzles and Policies: What’s in Store for Innovation and Enterprise?

After a fascinating UK General Election, the government is getting on with business. This Viewpoint is the first in a series that looks at what might be in store for different policy areas, with this one focussing on innovation and enterprise

The Need for a Balanced Approach to Evaluation

The Need for a Balanced Approach to Evaluation

SQW recently presented at the annual conference of the UK Evaluation Society on the need for balance in evaluation studies, and the opportunities and risks with different evaluation approaches

Economic Prioritisation of Transport Schemes for the Greater Cambridge City Deal

Economic Prioritisation of Transport Schemes for the Greater Cambridge City Deal

SQW recently assessed the relative potential economic benefit of a range of transport schemes seeking support under the City Deal to enable further innovation-led growth across Greater Cambridge

Accelerating Local Economic Growth - Clusters and Deals

Accelerating Local Economic Growth - Clusters and Deals

After a period of absence, clusters appear, once again, to be in the ascendency. This SQW Viewpoint considers what has been learned – and what is in danger of being forgotten – about the potentials and limitations of cluster growth

SQW presents at the European Evaluation Society Conference

SQW presents at the European Evaluation Society Conference

Write-Minded aims to enhance the oral language, comprehension and literacy outcomes of children and young people in Ballymun, Dublin. SQW presented the findings of its evaluation of Write-Minded to an international audience of evaluators and policy developers at the European Evaluation Society Conference

 

Research, analysis and advice on economic and social development for the public and private sector

Founded in 1983, SQW operates across the UK, Europe and internationally, from offices in London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Cambridge. We offer services across a diverse range of fields, from Innovation and Spatial Development, to Children and Young People, and the Personalisation of Public Services. 

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What we do

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Services

We research, design, develop, support and assess interventions, helping our clients to address challenges, and realise opportunities, in economic and social development. 

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Expertise Areas

We work in a diverse set of policy domains, with particular expertise in Innovation, Spatial Development, Children and Young People, and Service Integration and Personalisation. 

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