Meta Evaluation of the Impacts and Legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games


Government Olympic Executive

Ecorys was a lead partner in the consortium delivering this three year study, which aimed to understand the outputs, outcomes and net impacts of the 2012 Games and its legacy interventions.

The Meta-Evaluation was a comprehensive and systematic review which brought together the outputs of programme-level evaluations and secondary data, existing literature, and new primary research targeted at gaps in the evidence base. A synthesis of the thematic and overall impact of the Games was provided for the following areas: sport and physical activity; East London regeneration; community; sustainability; economy and disability. 

Jonathan led the development of the research framework and methodology during phase one of the study, with a particular focus on sport, volunteering and community engagement, and was advisor on meta-evaluation methods, working in partnership with academic specialists from Institute of Education (EPPI), University of Cardiff, and University of Birmingham.

The findings from the evaluation can be found here: