1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. Evaluation of the Trade Credit EFG Pilot
    Mar 2015

    The British Business Bank has published SQW’s evaluation of a pilot Trade Credit Enterprise Finance Guarantee (TCEFG) scheme. TCEFG enabled trade credit providers to offer trade credit to sole traders and small businesses falling just outside their existing credit criteria, and to facilitate higher credit limits for existing customers. Read More

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  5. Evaluation of the Sustainable Productivity Programme
    Feb 2015

    Invest NI has published SQW's impact and process evaluation of the first two years of the Sustainable Productivity Programme. The programme was designed to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of businesses in Northern Ireland Read More

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