1. SEND Pathfinder Programme Evaluation Final Report
    Jul 2015

    The Department for Education has published SQW’s report evaluating the Special Education Needs and Disabilities Pathfinders. The Pathfinder programme covered 31 local authorities who sought to bring together education, social care and health partners to improve the system through which support is provided to families Read More

    Report

  2. Evaluation of Rent First
    Jul 2015

    Rent First was established to provide an intermediate rent solution designed for people in Wales unable to access home ownership, but who can afford more than social rent, at least for the short term. The Welsh Government has now published an evaluation of Rent First completed by SQW and partners. Read More

    Report

  3. Pledges Puzzles and Policies: What's in Store for Innovation and Enterprise?
    Jun 2015

    After a fascinating run up to the election and a result that took almost everyone by surprise, 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 Read More

    Article

  4. The Need for a Balanced Approach to Evaluation
    May 2015

    Graham Thom, SQW’s Managing Director, presented at the annual conference of the UK Evaluation Society on the need for balance in evaluation studies. He used examples from SQW’s work to highlight the opportunities and risks with different approaches, and the dangers of seeing one method as inherently superior to others Read More

    Article

  5. What's in a Spec? How Demands for Evaluators are Changing
    Apr 2015

    There is much discussion in the evaluation community about increased demands for empirical impact evaluation methods, but how are such shifts manifesting themselves in the ITTs that come across our desks? Read More

    Article

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