Research and analysis
SFA ESF: research and evaluation
Research to evaluate how the agency is performing against targets for European Social Fund-funded learners.
The ESF managing authority in England gives us performance targets for our ESF learners and results. We regularly check how we are keeping to those targets. If we find that we need to perform better against a target, we find ways to improve our ESF support to particular groups of people.
We sometimes ask other organisations to do some research for us and tell us how we can perform better against our ESF targets.