Addressing Regional Inequalities

Abigail Taylor discusses a recent project which examines how four city-regions have made progress in reducing regional inequality. This project is associated with our Levelling Up projects and research, you can find out more information here. This is also a collaboration project with The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), you can download … Continue reading “Addressing Regional Inequalities”

REDI Updates 3: Issues Around Levelling Up Evaluation for Place-Based Interventions

Welcome to REDI-Updates. REDI-Updates aims to get behind the data and translate it into understandable terms. In this edition, WMREDI staff look at the government’s flagship policy – Levelling Up. We look at the challenge of implementing, understanding and measuring levelling up. In this article, George Bramley outlines some of the key factors to consider … Continue reading “REDI Updates 3: Issues Around Levelling Up Evaluation for Place-Based Interventions”

Where is “The Level” in “Levelling Up”?

Welcome to REDI-Updates. REDI-Updates aims to get behind the data and translate it into understandable terms. In this edition, WMREDI staff look at the government’s flagship policy – Levelling Up. We look at the challenge of implementing, understanding and measuring levelling up Josh Swan, Rebecca Riley and Hannes Read discuss the need for places to … Continue reading “Where is “The Level” in “Levelling Up”?”

Rapid Review of Evaluations and Evaluative Studies of Cultural and Heritage Sector Activity in the West Midlands

Jo Mills discusses a new report from WMREDI reviewing evaluations and evaluative studies of the cultural and heritage sector activity in the West Midlands.  As part of my secondment to the WMREDI consortium Evaluation Lab,  I undertook a rapid review of evaluations and evaluative studies of cultural and heritage sector activity in the West Midlands published … Continue reading “Rapid Review of Evaluations and Evaluative Studies of Cultural and Heritage Sector Activity in the West Midlands”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – November 2020

Media engagements Research from Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles and her UK in a Changing Europe team featured on the Andrew Marr Show on the BBC. Andrew Marr referred to modelling that (14:20 in) looks at the impact of Brexit on the car industry in the West Midlands. It was also mentioned on the FT as well. … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – November 2020”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – October 2020

Media engagements Professor Simon Collinson featured on Times Radio on the 22nd October 2020, talking about the impact of Coronavirus on Devolution. The interview starts at 01:36:50. Professor John Goddard was featured in an article called “Covid-19 surge on campuses ‘risks poisoning town-gown relations’” in the Times Higher. Dr Magda Cepeda Zorrilla has been shortlisted … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – October 2020”

Evaluation During COVID-19: Building Capacity and Fresh Approaches at the Regional and National Level

George Bramley, Senior Analyst, City-REDI / WM REDI and Council Member of the UK Evaluation Society writes about the benefits and importance of evaluation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can use online software to make networking and information sharing more effective. The demand for evaluation is increasing within the region and nationally. Not … Continue reading “Evaluation During COVID-19: Building Capacity and Fresh Approaches at the Regional and National Level”