Our impact evaluation work helps to demonstrate the broader contribution of social science to society and the economy. This forms part of our strategic emphasis on impact assessment along with our other work on evaluation and international benchmarking.
Analyses and future directions
We have produced a series of reports that analyse ESRC's impact evaluation work and discuss further activity to be taken forward.
- Cultivating connections: innovation and consolidation in the ESRC's impact evaluation programme (PDF, 572Kb)
- Branching out: new directions in impact evaluation from the ESRC's Evaluation Committee (PDF, 149Kb)
- Taking stock: a summary of ESRC's work to evaluate the impact of research on policy and practice (PDF, 197Kb)
We have convened a number of scoping events to explore development of impact evaluation methods. The events shared findings of recent impact evaluation studies and discussed possible activity to drive the area forward.