1. Proof of Concept Programme Review
    Sep 2018

    Northern Ireland’s Proof of Concept Programme aims to stimulate and support the pre-commercialisation of leading-edge technologies emerging from Northern Ireland's research base. SQW undertook a strategic review of the programme for Invest Northern Ireland.
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  2. Working Well Annual Evaluation
    Sep 2018

    The latest Annual Evaluation Report for Greater Manchester’s Working Well programme has been published. This year’s Annual Report is the fourth produced by SQW and finds that the programme has supported 17,000 clients to date, 2,800 of whom have moved into work.
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  3. Evaluation of the Careers and Enterprise Fund
    Jul 2018

    The first Careers and Enterprise Fund was launched in December 2015. It supported activities aimed at delivering employer encounters for young people during the 2016/17 academic year. A total of £5.6m was awarded to separate providers to deliver 35 distinct programmes of activity.
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  4. Evaluation of the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme
    Jul 2018

    In August 2016, the Department of Health (DH) commissioned an independent summative evaluation of the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Programme. The first interim report, which looks at the progress of the implementation of the IPC programme up to September 2017, has now been published.
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  5. Policies and Research to Solve the UK's Productivity Puzzle
    Jun 2018

    An important part of addressing the productivity challenge in the UK should involve effectively engaging, inspiring and assisting large numbers of small businesses. This Viewpoint identifies a number of key principles that should be adopted in designing approaches to working with businesses to improve their productivity.
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