ARMSTRONG, H. W. and WELLS, P. (2006). Structural funds and the evaluation of community economic development initiatives in the UK: a critical perspective. Regional studies, 40 (2), 259-272.Full text not available from this repository.
Since their inception within UK Structural Funds programmes in the 1990s, community economic development (CED) initiatives have experienced a rapid expansion. Evaluation methods have struggled to adapt to what was a radically new type of policy. This paper charts the rise of CED in the UK’s Objective 1 and 2 programmes, and it examines the main problems posed by CED for Structural Funds monitoring and evaluation. Whilst progress in adapting the monitoring and evaluation methods to CED has been good, a number of key challenges remain to be faced by the eventual ex-post evaluations of the 2000–06 programmes and for the 2007–13 programming period. The key challenges are identified and possible ways forward are discussed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||community economic development, evaluation, structural funds, UK programmes|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research|
|Depositing User:||Ann Betterton|
|Date Deposited:||19 May 2009|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2009 18:23|
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