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1 month 1 week ago
Ecorys is pleased to have been invited to join a new advisory group as a private sector expert in evaluation. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has set up the Evaluation Advisory Panel to help make sure its strategic decisions are informed by evidence. With Ecorys’ head office located in...
1 month 2 weeks ago
Ecorys Policy & Research colleagues Kate Merriam and Dr Rens Twijnstra presented at the 2018 UKES Annual Evaluation Conference. Kate Merriam delivered an interactive participatory workshop, which was good fun at the UKES conference. As hoped, participants brought new insights to the research...
1 month 3 weeks ago
Ecorys has been commissioned to evaluate the A Better Start joint local campaign to promote early social, emotional and language development. The campaign will be launched following a substantial planning phase, which will support the ambitious research element. Targeted at the parents of children...
1 month 4 weeks ago
Ecorys has been asked to carry out an evaluation of the Mentally Healthy Schools website for primary schools in England. This resource is being funded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to improve staff awareness and knowledge of mental health, and help...
2 months 6 days ago
Ecorys has led a report on global health threats for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI). In light of the Ebola crisis and the subsequent upscaling of global health threat response activity and spending, ICAI commissioned a review of the UK government’s aid response. The report found...
2 months 1 week ago
Ecorys and the University of Bristol are to evaluate Regional Adoption Agencies (RAAs) for the Department for Education. Over three years, the evaluation will assess whether these new structures have improved adoption services in England. In particular, the government has required examination of...
5 months 2 weeks ago
Two economic studies by Ecorys have demonstrated the benefits of supporting young carers. A study into Sheffield Young Carers demonstrated the positive impact of their support to young carers in one year equated to between £1.42 and £1.90. This means that, for every £1 invested into the service, £1...
6 months 1 week ago
The Civil Society Environment Fund, Phase 2 (CSEF2) is a capacity building and environmental grant fund managed by PMTC Ltd and Ecorys on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. The Fund is supporting civil society organisations (CSO’s) in the Environment and Natural Resource sector, with...
6 months 2 weeks ago
A Social Return on Investment (SROI) study conducted by Ecorys has found that the impact of water companies’ trust and assistance schemes on vulnerable customers was “clearly substantial”. The study estimated that, for every £1 invested into the schemes, £3.06 of benefits was generated. If debt...
8 months 4 weeks ago
Ecorys was recently awarded the contract to provide event communications for the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking. Shift2Rail is a new public-private partnership which will help coordinate research activities and drive innovation in the rail sector at EU level, as well as increasing the capacity,...

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