Assessing the impact of policy interventions: the influence of evaluation methodology
Greene, Francis J.. (2009) Assessing the impact of policy interventions: the influence of evaluation methodology. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol.27 (No.2). pp. 216-229. ISSN 0263-774XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/c07103b
Using the case of the Prince's Trust, the preeminent UK youth enterprise programme, I investigate how different evaluation methodologies generate radically different evidence of the impact of the programme. The key result is that simpler forms of evaluation tend to provide positive support for this programme, whereas more sophisticated evaluations are not so positive. I discuss the implications of this for the way stakeholders should view evaluations. I urge caution about the claims made for programmes that receive only lighter forms of evaluation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy|
|Official Date:||April 2009|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 216-229|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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