This report presents the findings of a process evaluation of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI). The YEI is part of the European Social Fund Operational Programme: 2014 to 2020 and aims to help young people who are not in employment, education or training towards sustainable employment.
This is the first of 2 evaluations of the YEI in England. It looks into 3 important elements:
- strategic fit – how the YEI fits with EU, national and local objectives
- design – how the YEI programme was developed by different partners
- implementation – how the delivery of the programme has progressed in its early stages
The report also includes preparations for the second evaluation, which will look at the impact of the YEI.
Authors: Ian Atkinson, Laura Kirchner-Sala, Anja Meierkord, Kate Smith and Rachel Wooldridge (Ecorys).