1. Evaluation of the National Literacy and Numeracy Programmes
    Nov 2017

    Launched in 2013, the National Literacy and Numeracy Programmes set out to improve pupil achievement and raise educational standards in Wales. SQW’s recently published report on the National Literacy and Numeracy Programme (NLNP) in Wales is the final report of a three-year programme of evaluation activity.
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  2. Evaluation of Schools Challenge Cymru
    Nov 2017

    Launched in 2014, Schools Challenge Cymru (SCC) represented a concerted effort by the Welsh Government to respond to variability in the performance of different schools across Wales in supporting the development of their pupils. The second report of SQW's independent evaluation of SCC has now been published.
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  3. Evaluation of the Start-Up Loans Programme – Year 2 Report
    Oct 2017

    The Start-Up Loans programme aims to encourage entrepreneurship across the UK, increasing the rate of business creation, and improving business survival. The British Business Bank has now published the results of the second year of a longitudinal evaluation of the programme led by SQW.
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  4. Science and Innovation Audits: Wave 2
    Sep 2017

    On 21st September 2017, BEIS published the second wave of Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) reports. This follows the first wave published back in 2016. SQW supported five of the eight second wave consortia in developing their SIAs.
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  5. Ploughshare Economic Prosperity Report
    Aug 2017

    Ploughshare Innovations, the technology commercialisation arm of Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), has announced the headline findings from our work on assessing the economic and wider benefits that it has provided to the UK economy.
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