Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 3

Published: March 2016 Publication Type: Publication

Dismantling the Hierarchy: The iterative nature of service improvement and the generation of evidence

The Realising Ambition consortium, of which The Young Foundation is a part, are producing a series of 12 Programme Insights rather than writing a long evaluation report at the end of the five-year programme.

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its third Programme Insight, one of a series of short briefings sharing key learning from the programme.

In the third of our Programme Insights, we explore to what degree the 25 Realising Ambition projects have refined their services and strengthened their evidence-base over the course of their delivery.

We discuss the benefits and limitations to the Standards of Evidence and how generating evidence is a continuous process.

About Realising Ambition and our Programme Insights series

Realising Ambition is a £25m Big Lottery Fund programme supporting 22 organisations across the UK to replicate services aimed at preventing youth offending. Our Insights are designed to support anyone undertaking or commissioning services with a focus on replication and evidence.

Join the conversation

Do you agree with the need to take a broader, more nuanced view of evidence? Join us on the Big Lottery Fund’s online community to share your views, tweet us using #RealisingAmbition or email us to share your thoughts. @BigLotteryFund would also like you to tweet your thoughts on the programme, diverting young people from pathways into offending and funding socially responsible services.

For further information please visit our Realising Ambition project page.

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