YEIP Evaluation

The consortium is very serious about evaluating its own work and delivering the intended outcomes. Therefore, an entire Work Package was dedicated to “Evaluation and Quality Control” running throughout the project.

In particular, an Evaluation Plan had been developed along with A Theory of Change indicating clear building blocks and targets. Specific internal and external evaluation tools were utilised to assess project results, namely:

    • The Academic and Ethics Board comprised of 22 international experts.
    • The Youth Advisory Board comprised of 8 young people from diverse backgrounds trained to scrutinise, monitor and evaluate all IARS projects.
    • The Women’s Advisory Board comprised of marginalised women.
    • The Buckinghamshire New University Ethics Committee comprised of high profile academics.

Download the User-led Review on the YEIP Training Modules

External Evaluation

It is important that, in addition to its internal evaluation methods, YEIP engaged with external evaluation routes. To this end:

  • YEIP is registered with the EU-funded IMPACT project and Evaluation Toolkit
  • An external evaluation of the project’s methodology, outputs, outcomes, results and impact and advising on sustainability was commissioned.

Download the External Evaluation Report Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) (Center for Social Innovation)

Ethics review and human rights

An Ethics Committee was formed to ensure that the consortium follows the ethical principles and practices of the work plan as well as human rights, as these are protected under the European Convention on Human Rights. The Ethics Committee also examined and responded to any ethical queries that arose during the research and reviewed research ethics applications when primary research involved vulnerable individuals. They were also responsible for monitoring and assessing the societal impact of the study and provided initial findings for management reports.

Theory of Change

A Theory of Change (ToC) Model constructed for this project used the building blocks required to achieve our long-term goals. Through regular monitoring of this model, the partnership had the context for considering the connections between the project mission, strategies and actual outcomes. This also created links between who was served, the strategies or activities being implemented, and the desired results. Our ToC can be accessed below. (Click to enlarge)