Policy paper

Local major schemes: meta evaluation

Summary analysis of monitoring and evaluation information from 23 local major schemes implemented between 2007 and 2012.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Meta evaluation of local major schemes final report

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Meta evaluation of local major schemes final report supplementary appendices

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Details

Evaluation of the local major schemes (LMS) between 2007 and 2012. The main findings are that LMSs:

  • have been successful in delivering a range of short term objectives, particularly focused on reducing congestion and improving journey times
  • cost changes and programme slippage have been seen at various scheme approval stages

The report recommends the development of the ‘management business case’ at the earliest possible opportunity to help mitigate against programme and cost over-runs.

The report also identifies lessons learnt for future evaluations; many of the issues raised are addressed in Monitoring and evaluation framework for local authority major schemes.

Department for Transport contracted Atkins and AECOM through the its related technical and engineering advice and Research framework.

Published 1 August 2014