Research and analysis

Community Organisers programme: evaluation

This report provides an independent evaluation of the Community Organisers programme.


Evaluation of the Community Organisers programme

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These documents provide the findings from the evaluation of the Community Organisers (CO) programme. The Cabinet Office commissioned Ipsos MORI and NEF Consulting to conduct the evaluation.

Evaluation work began in October 2012 and the main report, published in December 2015, summarises the final assessment of the programme. The summary report, published in March 2015, summarises a near final assessment of the programme.

This evaluation considers how effective the programme has been and the social impact it has achieved. It includes both primary and secondary data collection and analysis, including online surveys of programme participants, longitudinal community-based case studies, and analysis of management information.

Published 23 March 2015
Last updated 23 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Final report added

  2. First published.