Evaluation & Research

We are experienced in delivering process, impact, and longitudinal evaluations; incorporating quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.

We have delivered a number of politically important evaluations for Government Departments including the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, and the Youth Justice Board.

The case studies below showcase our research and evaluation expertise.

Case Studies

Ministry of Justice, Process Evaluation of HMP Doncaster Payment by Results Pilot

 Carney Green was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice Analytical Services to deliver a longitudinal research and process evaluation of the HMP Doncaster Payment by Results (PbR) pilot. In total, over 170 interviews were conducted with senior stakeholders, delivery staff, partner agencies, volunteers and offenders. Three reports were published over the lifetime of the evaluation, with the third and final report being published in July 2015.

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The University of Bradford, Evaluation of the Yorkshire Innovation Fund (YIF)

Carney Green undertook a longitudinal evaluation of the Yorkshire Innovation Fund (YIF). The YIF Project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), was designed to support Yorkshire and Humber Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to work with local universities to help develop ideas, grow their businesses and create new employment opportunities through the provision of research and development and innovation (R&D&I) services. Our evaluation incorporated consultation with over 150 individuals, including 90 businesses.

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Carney Green produced a comprehensive and well received evaluation of the Yorkshire Innovation Fund (YIF), which was impressive considering the complexity of the YIF and the large number of partner organisations involved. The evaluation involved Carney Green designing and testing a range of ‘impact indicators’. These indicators enabled a raft of wider innovation-focused outcomes and impacts, for businesses and universities, to be identified and quantified.

Other research and evaluation projects we have or are currently delivering include:

  • A process evaluation of the Youth Justice Board’s Resettlement Consortia in High Custody Areas.
  • An evaluation of the Progression Pathways Project Finsbury Park Homeless Families Project. 
  • A mid-term evaluation of the Regional Growth Fund for Derby City Council.
  • Research to identify methods of enhancing safety through the procurement process for Network Rail.
  • An evaluation of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Physical Regeneration projects in Pembroke and Pembroke Dock, for Pembrokeshire County Council. 
  • A series of business and innovation-focused evaluations including for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Ravensbourne and Enterprise Enfield. 
  • Research into High Growth SMEs for Buckinghamshire Business First.
  • An evaluation of the New Families Return Process for the Home Office.
  • Evaluations of several integration-focused projects, including two evaluations for Newham College.