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Central Government
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Private Sector
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61 results:

UK Research and Innovation
Heating the fossil fuel free future

Enabling the ripple effect of heat networks through influencing planners and colleges fostering skills and knowledge to work with green energy.

What we learnt from designing and running a Learning Strand during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Grantholder Learning Strand of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) evaluation – results and learning. COVID-19 and the associated lockdown disproportionally affected some people and...
Public Health England
The Magenta Book

New government handbook on evaluation now includes guidelines on how to handle complexity in policy evaluation.

Resilient Europe and Societies by Innovating Local Communities

Understanding the part that the community has to play in increasing resilience to recover and adapt following natural disasters.

Enlightening human talents

The project aims to contribute to the development of efficient pre-training and vocational training services for low-skilled people in the 2 Seas region

Research published on collaboration in the Arts sector
Collaborating for change... A research report prepared for Arts Council England.
Adoption Support Fund Implementation and Evaluation Research

We led the evaluation of the national roll-out of the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) between 2015- 2018.

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Report: Review of Mental Health Issues in Immigration Return Centres
A report prepared for Home Office by Dr David Lawlor, Dr Mannie Sher and Dr Milena Stateva. The purpose of the Review was to help the Home Office Immigration Return Centres improve conditions for detainees with mental health issues.
Home Office
NHS England
NHS Citizen

Creating a system that will genuinely hold the Board of NHS England to account

Evaluation of Relationship Support Interventions
The Department for Education funded a two-year evaluation of relationship support interventions which was led by the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations. The other partners in the evaluation were the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) and Qa Research.
Report: Evaluation of the ONE (Single Work-Focused Gateway) Pilot
The report provides an account of the observational case study and staff research evaluation of ‘ONE’ delivery, which was one strand of several assessing the performance of the ONE pilots.
Report: The Evaluation of the Work-Life Balance Challenge Fund
This evaluation took a multilevel approach to investigate the effectiveness and efficiency of the WLB-CF by utilising both qualitative (semi-structured interviews with key personnel) and quantitative (documentary analysis) approaches.
Report: Evaluation of the Community Facilitation Programme
A report concerning the Evaluation of the Community Facilitation Programme set up in July 2001 by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit (NRU) within the then Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Report: The Fourth Option - Traditional Values in a Modern Setting?
A policy review for Fourth Option Special Interest Group (FOSIG) of the Local Government Association.
Report: Evaluation of the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
This report follows a request from DIUS to TIHR to carry out an evaluation of the UK Resource Centre for women (UKRC) in Science , Engineering and Technology (SET), focusing specifically on the centre’s work with women returners and employers.
Report: Evaluation of the Parenting Fund
Report of the DfES commissioned national evaluation of the Parenting Fund in 2005.
Delivery of Local Road Safety - Road Safety Research Report
The Department for Transport commissioned AECOM, in association with the Tavistock Institute, to design and deliver a three-year independent evaluation of the delivery of local road user safety.
Report: Feasibility of Transferring Budget and Commissioning Responsibility for Forensic Sexual Offences Examination Work from the Police to the NHS
A feasibility study and evidence base to support an impact assessment, commissioned by Department of Health’s Violence and Social Exclusion Programme and the Home Office.
Department of Business, Innovation & Skills
Report: Evaluation of Phase Two of the Skilled for Health Programme
Report from the National Evaluation team (TIHR and Shared Intelligence) who used a ‘Theory of Change’ framework to evaluate the Skilled for Health at programme, project and individual level.
Evaluation of the New Deal for Disabled People: Innovative Schemes Pilot
Improving Children's Health (2): An Analysis of Health Improvement Programmes 2000-2003
Report: Evaluation strategies for community-level health projects: a review of best practice
This report provides an overview of the best evaluation strategies for community-level health interventions. It was the key output from a review commissioned by the Health Development Agency (HDA) which sought to..
Office of Deputy Prime Minister, Neighbourhood Renewal Unit
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
Department of Health
Department of Transport
Big Lottery Fund
Employers’ Organisation for Local Government
Department for Work & Pensions
Department for Education (DfE)
Cabinet Office
British Council
Community Care Inform
Local Road User Safety Evaluation and Action Learning
The Tavistock Institute working in close partnership with AECOM has been commissioned to deliver a cutting edge study identifying best practice to increase safety on local roads.
Evaluation Of UK Civil Service Reforms
The Tavistock Institute headed the team that designed overall evaluation including scoping study for Cabinet Office.
Exploring the Role of the Voluntary Sector in Supporting Parents and Families
This piece of work, commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), investigates the role played by the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in England in supporting parents, carers and families under the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda.
Future Human Resource Development Issues in Government
Research study on the future workforce development issues faced by local government.
New Deal Disabled People Innovative Scheme Pilots
This project involved the evaluation of a number of employment support schemes for disabled people located in independent sector. Involved support for and use of local evaluation activities.
Parenting Fund
A research team consisting of staff from the Policy Research Bureau and the Tavistock Institute – funded by the then Department for Education and Skills – undertake a national evaluation of the Parenting Fund.
Provision of Quality Assurance Advice as part of the Review of the Public Diplomacy Pilots
An extension of recent work with the Public Diplomacy partners to develop, design and implement the Influencer Tracker.
Evaluation Of The Neighbourhood Renewal Unit's Community Facilitation Programme
The overall aim of this project was to evaluate the contribution of the Community Facilitation Programme (CFP) to improving community cohesion in particular regions in the UK.
Evaluation of the UKRC (the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science Engineering and Technology)
The primary purpose of the evaluation was to assess the extent to which the UKRC was meeting its mission, purposes and objectives, and its effectiveness.
Evaluation of the ONE (Single Work-Focused Gateway) Pilot
Delivery evaluation of the ONE (Single Work-Focused Gateway) pilot which involved formative evaluation of the provision of integrated services to unemployed and benefits recipients.
Evaluation of the Child Poverty Pilots: Delivering Improved Services for Separating Parents
The evaluation of the Child Poverty Pilots for Separating Parents, which was led by TIHR and published by the Department for Education (DfE).
Evaluation of Phase Two Skilled for Health
TIHR was part of the National Evaluation team for the second phase of 'Skilled for Health'. We used a ‘Theory of Change’ framework to evaluate Skilled for Health at programme, project and individual level.
Evaluation of New Deal for Lone Parents: Extension to Eligibility
TIHR conducted an evaluation of the participation of the new groups in the programme for the Department of Work and Pensions.
Evaluation of Investment in Cycling

Continuing a partnership with Faber Maunsell this evaluation sees the application of the framework to the cycling cities and towns (CCTs).

Evaluation of Healthy Living Centres
Taking the lead in a consortium, the Tavistock Institute evaluates the HLC programme success in terms of the aims of the Big Lottery Fund and the HLCs themselves.
Development of an Evaluation Framework for Making Better Use Schemes
The purpose of this study, led by Faber Maunsell, was to develop an evaluation framework for Better Use (BU) schemes.
Designing a Formative Evaluation Strategy for the New Deal for Communities
Urban renewal and community development for DCLG/ODPM
Community Resource Pack
The Community Conflict Resource pack was commissioned as part of wider neighbourhood renewal and community cohesion policies.
Potential benefits of web-based feedback: Lessons emerging from the evaluation of Patient Opinion website
Representatives from TIHR and University of Birmingham presented emerging findings from the service evaluation on accessing the potential and progress of web-based feedback for quality improvement in the Health Service at the prestigious 7th Biennial Conference in Organisational Behaviour in Health Care in 2010.
'Understanding the Psychology of Regulation'
A paper by the Institute's Principal Consultant Mannie Sher, presented at Centre for Parliamentary Studies’ International Regulatory Affairs Symposium.

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