Client: Department for Communities and Local Government
This five-year evaluation comprised two inter-related strands of work:
- a quantitative assessment of what was happening in the target areas in terms of NSNR narrowing the gap between the most deprived and the rest of the country; and
- a qualitative assessment of the effectiveness and appropriateness of the NSNR delivery mechanisms
In undertaking the assignment, a combination of methods was applied, including:
- quantitative top-down or macro assessment i.e. outcome measurement;
- quantitative bottom-up or micro assessment i.e. data from previous evaluations of specific aspects of NSNR, performance management data and case study research; and
- qualitative evidence i.e. interviews and workshops; previous evaluations and research; and case studies.
An expert panel with specialists from Government and Academia in a variety of fields was convened to provide oversight and scrutiny of all key published reports. The work also entailed a review of approximately 150 Neighbourhood Renewal Projects across the country and the provision of inputs to a major Government review of Regeneration Policy as well as the Comprehensive Spending Review.