Summary & aims
The evaluation includes a number of different stages, methods and approaches. They include an evaluation of the approach to commissioning the Programme, through interviews with prime providers and sub-contractors and an evaluation of the programme itself through quantitative and qualitative research methods. This includes in-depth interviews with participants in the programme about their experiences of being on the Work Programme as well as interviews with programme providers and Jobcentre Plus.
Timescale and funder
The evaluation is commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions. It began in 2012 and was completed in 2014-15 when the final report was published. A number of interim reports have been published, including the first findings from qualitative research with providers, jobcentres and participants, and findings from research on procurement, the commissioning model and supply chains.
Full list of outputs available here