Research and analysis

Regional ESF frameworks 2007 to 2010: an evaluation

Evaluation of how well the regional European Social Fund frameworks for 2007 to 2010 improve regional employment and skills.


Regional European Social Fund frameworks: a case study evaluation

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The European Social Fund (ESF) programme can result in improvements to regional employment and skills. This research evaluates the extent to which the Regional ESF frameworks (2007 to 2010) achieve this.

An aim of the research was to inform the plans of the regional co-financing organisation which include:

  • the Department for Work and Pensions
  • the Learning and Skills Councils
  • some regional development agencies and local authorities

The research was based on 5 case study regions:

  • East of England
  • London
  • South West Convergence Area (Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly)
  • North West
Published 1 August 2009