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Rapid Evidence Assessment of literature relevant to the challenge of how to evaluate the effect of complex policies on complex systems, within environmental policy areas. - SD0509

Description
A Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) is required to review literature relevant to the challenge of how to evaluate the effect of complex policies on complex systems, within environmental policy areas. Relevant literature will be identified, synthesised and analysed to consider where there are transferrable lessons. Work will ideally be in the environmental policy field, or in policy areas where lessons can easily be drawn across to the environmental policy field. This REA will contribute to: i) ensuring the department has awareness of all relevant guidance to this challenge; and ii) providing a steer to work to develop methodologies to evaluate complex systems.
Objective
The objective of this work is to provide a Rapid Evidence Assessment of literature relevant to the challenge of how to evaluate the effect of complex policies on complex systems, within the environmental policy area. Work relevant to conducting both process and impact evaluations is required. This REA will contribute to: i) ensuring the department has awareness of all relevant guidance to this challenge; and ii) providing a steer to work to develop methodologies to evaluate complex systems.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2014

To: 2014

Cost: £38,139
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Policy Studies Institute
Keywords
Economic Research              
Evaluation              
Social Research