Our range of evaluation and assurance services, available across the public sector and to the private and third sectors, draws on years of expertise that can help your senior decision-makers plan and spend with confidence.
We can guide you into making the right decisions, so that your new policies, strategies and initiatives get on a firm footing, from the outset.
You might think your last spending initiative was a success – but can you prove it? We can.
In these times of public sector cuts, certainty that your investment is going to make real, tangible difference to people’s lives is vital.
Our expertise is already helping organisations as diverse as the Department for Work and Pensions, Suffolk County Council, and Colchester Community Voluntary Services understand the impact of their interventions, analyse their spend, and prioritise their resources in the future.
There are many ways to spend money on making improvements to products and services – the question is how get the best results, and how to ensure those results are lasting.
The University of Essex is recognised internationally for our expertise in the social sciences, and is home to a concentration of some of the most highly-rated researchers, departments, and research centres in the UK. Through our Institutes of Social and Economic Research, and Analytics and Data Science, and the UK Data Archive, we’re also a leading university for data analysis and longitudinal research. Our expertise is already helping national and regional organisations evaluate the impact of their interventions, analyse their spend, and prioritise their resources for the future.
In these times of public sector cuts, certainty and assurance that your investment is going to make a demonstrable difference to people’s lives is vital
We can help you design interventions with evaluation built-in at every stage to keep you on track, enhance your decision-making and minimise the barriers to improvement.
Drawing on our experience and research, we look at what’s worked before, and advise on best practice. We help you base your strategy on timely and relevant evidence. Our expertise is wide in this area, from qualitative and quantitative statistics to ethnographics and history, and from experimental and pilot scheme design and measurement to survey design and evaluation techniques.
We will draw on this know-how to help you evaluate your current working methods and inform future changes and improvements. It’s the complete toolkit to de-risk your decisions.