Evaluating a partnership approach to supporting people into employment

Hilary Arksey

in The politics of evaluation

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346063
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303954 | DOI:
Evaluating a partnership approach to supporting people into employment

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This chapter examines a partnership approach in Sunderland to supporting people into employment. It identifies ways to improve partnership working. It discusses how partner members from similar organisations found advantages in cooperating rather than competing and were motivated through sharing useful information and applying their new knowledge to their own organisations. It notes that it was easier to influence internal rather than external problems, suggesting that a ‘realistic evaluation’ understanding stakeholders' perceptions may be futile if the wider macro-context is not supportive. It employs the case study to extend Piachaud's framework of types of capital.

Keywords: partnership approach; employment; organisations; evaluation; stakeholders; capital

Chapter.  4959 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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