1. Complicated and Complex Characteristics in Innovation Evaluation
    Dec 2016

    SQW Director Jonathan Cook presented at 'Open Evaluation 2016' in Vienna, Europe's largest conference dedicated to the evaluation of research, technology and innovation policies. The presentation focused on how the ‘complicated’ and ‘complex’ characteristics of policies/programmes can be used to inform evaluation design. Read More

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  2. Making the Send Reforms Work
    Oct 2016

    This article discusses the needs of the FE and skills sector as providers implement the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms, and considers how the SEND Workforce Development Project can support this process Read More

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  3. Effective Policy Frameworks for the Organisation of Career Guidance Services
    Oct 2016

    SQW is working for the Skills Funding Agency on a Best Practice Programme for the National Careers Service in England, involving best practice reviews of ‘what works’ in career guidance services. This final review focuses on the role of public policy in shaping career guidance and establishing a system within which individuals can access career support Read More

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  4. Evaluation of Next Generation Broadband Wales
    Oct 2016

    The 'Next Generation Broadband Wales' programme was established to extend superfast coverage to areas in Wales not covered by the commercial roll-out of superfast broadband. The Welsh Government has now published SQW's evaluation of the programme. Read More

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  5. The Role of Policy in SME Finance: Demand Side Perspectives
    Sep 2016

    Access to finance continues to be an important policy question, in particular to ensure that small businesses have the capital they need to grow. In this Viewpoint, we argue that more needs to be done on the demand side to stimulate take-up of equity finance amongst small businesses, and to help companies that require investment for growth. Read More

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