Project and programme evaluation is a core component of the ekosgen Scottish offer. We have a wealth of experience across industry sectors, communities and individuals.  Our ex-ante, mid term and final evaluations span the full range of public sector interventions including investment in business support, innovation/R&D, workforce development, physical regeneration and cultural projects. … read more

The outward-migration of young people from the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland to other areas of the country or the rest of the UK has been a growing concern for local agencies for some time. … read more

Glasgow and the Clyde Valley has a Deal worth £1.13bn over 20 years. Collectively, the Deal is to expected to leverage an additional £3.3bn of private sector investment and create 29,000 jobs across the eight Local Authorities that comprise the area. … read more

Increasing influence over government programmes for the unemployed is one aspect of the devolution offer being made to cities by George Osborne.  ekosgen has recently been appointed to evaluate the impact of the Youth Contract Extension programme in Greater Manchester. … read more

Demonstrating the impact of research is an integral component of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). In 2014 the impact of research accounted for 20% of the total REF assessment, and is likely to account for 25% in future years. … read more

Education and skills are amongst the most important parts of the UK’s long-term growth ambitions.  The jobs of the future, in all areas of the country, will need more skills and at higher levels, and it is therefore essential that the skills system equips businesses with the talent they need to succeed. … read more

This report provides the findings and presents a comprehensive account of the current profile of the co-operative sector in Glasgow, its support and development needs, and the economic and social contribution co-operatives make to the City of Glasgow. … read more