Evaluating the impact of public services
With constraints on public sector funding tighter than ever before, organisations need to make sure the best projects get the right funding.
Understanding and evidencing the impact that programmes and projects make upon strategic objectives is vital in demonstrating the value such activities bring to the public sector.
Effective evaluation of services is key in this current climate of austerity and this special seminar at the University of Essex will explain how to successfully assess programmes and projects.
Held at the University’s Colchester campus on Wednesday 2 November 2016 2.30-5pm, this seminar will offer an introduction to evaluation, together with an overview of different approaches, as well as its application and importance.
Presented by Dr Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, this seminar will show how evaluation can produce meaningful insights and recommendations to ensure programmes and projects represent best practice within their field.
Hershbinder Mann will give an introduction and overview of the UK Data Archive; the lead organisation of the UK Data Service and an internationally acknowledged centre of expertise in acquiring, curating and providing access to data.
This seminar will include both quantitative and qualitative evaluation approaches; ranging from quick ‘lessons learnt’ pieces to large-scale evaluations that can help in identifying impact, value for money and gross value added contributions of programmes and projects. You will also have opportunity to network with other public sector professionals. Light refreshments will be served.
We look forward to seeing you at this event!