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This ex-ante (before the event) evaluation looks at whether the draft England Operational Programme:
is relevant – in terms of the activities to be undertaken in relation to the challenges and needs of the region/sector
is effective – in that there are clear objectives for the programme which can be realistically achieved within the constraints of the budget
will have an effect – whether the potential outcomes will “make a difference”
in the medium to longer term in relation to wider social and economic needs