This learning review has been written by the evaluators of the Place Based Social Action (PBSA) programme, Renaisi. It is an initial output from the evaluation of the PBSA programme and is designed to bring together existing evidence of practice in this field to guide and support the work of both the evaluation, and the areas delivering the programme.
The learning objectives of this review are:
to provide an understanding of existing approaches supporting and measuring place based social action, and to consider the merits and limitations of these approaches. This will help inform our approach to evaluation and learning
to give a focus to the challenges/difficulties of demonstrating the impact of PBSA initiatives
to provide an opportunity to begin to consider some of the broad, programme questions we hope to be able to answer over the next seven years