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Publications: archive


 

Some examples of our work from previous years are given below:

 

 

Jul 2009

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network Ltd (OION) Investment Network wins BBAA Angel Network of Year Award (26KB) >>

Business Support - should it be simpler, cheaper...or just better? (273KB) >>

 

Jun 2009

Science Parks as an Instrument of Regional Competitiveness: Measuring Success and Impact (129KB) >>

 

May 2009

An Evaluation of The Northern Way 2004-08 - Executive Summary (4MB) >>

An Evaluation of The Northern Way 2004-08 - Final Report (8MB) >>

Linking 14-19 planning to economic development - Making the demand-led approach happen (2MB) >>

 

Apr 2009

Local Authority Transport Support Guidance 2009/10 - good practice guide (975KB)>>

Open Access to Research Outputs - main report (489KB) >>

Open Access to Research Outputs - annex (4MB) >>

Pushing the boundaries of impact evaluation - report on knowledge development possibilities (903KB)>>

Tackling deprivation - Adding value at the local level (154KB)>>

Sustainable communities: an attainable goal? - The need for action on multiple fronts (155KB) >>

Economic development and regeneration - Responding to challenging times (205KB) >>

Excellence in service delivery - Making sense of local complexity (124KB) >>

Young people's learning and skill's for adults - New roles for local authorities (147KB)>>

Getting the most out of devolution - Local Area Agreements, partnerships and performance management (127KB)>>

 

Mar 2009

Delivering Sustainable Communities skills: the role of the further education sector - Final Report (1,013KB) >>

Delivering Sustainable Communities skills: the role of the further education sector - Appendices (3MB) >>

 

Feb 2009

SQW Consulting appoints new Director to expand Regeneration and Infrastructure services (27KB) >>

 

Dec 2008

Delivering sustainable communities skills: the role of the further education sector (1,013KB) >>

The Environmental Considerations of Sustainable Economic Growth (ECOSEG): Stage 1 Environmental Capacity Themes (2MB) >>

The Environmental Considerations of Sustainable Economic Growth (ECOSEG): Stage 2 - Overview Report (168KB) >>

The Environmental Considerations of Sustainable Economic Growth (ECOSEG): Stage 2 - Theme 1 Energy (1MB) >>

The Environmental Considerations of Sustainable Economic Growth (ECOSEG): Stage 2 - Theme 2 Water (771KB) >>

The Environmental Considerations of Sustainable Economic Growth (ECOSEG): Stage 2 - Theme 3 Waste (445KB) >>

The Environmental Considerations of Sustainable Economic Growth (ECOSEG): Stage 2 - Theme 4 Transport (1MB) >>

Making the Most of Evaluation (457KB) >>

 

Oct 2008

Public Procurement of Innovative Science and Technology Solutions: Matrix Report: Volume 7 (569KB) >>

Today's Investment, Tomorrow's Asset: Skills and Employment in the Wind, Wave and Tidal Sectors (265KB) >>

Scoping Study for Individual Budgets for Families with Disabled Children - Main Report (751KB)>>

Scoping Study for Individual Budgets for Families with Disabled Children - Literature Review Report (354KB) >>

Scoping Study for Individual Budgets for Families with Disabled Children - Case Study Report (450KB) >>

Final Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders - People, Places and Public Services: Making the Connections (424KB) >>

Neighbourhood Management: Beyond the Pathfinders: A National Overview (547KB)>>

Major Innovation Assets in the North of England (5MB) >>

 

Sep 2008

Broadband in the Home: An Analysis of the Financial Costs and Benefits (331KB) >>

 

Aug 2008

Local Economy article - 'Carbon Reduction: Obligation and Opportunity at Regional and Local Levels' (530KB) >>

Migrant Workers - Economic Issues and Opportunities (3MB) >>

 

Jul 2008

Evaluation of Able to Work: Realising Potential (383KB)>>

Assessing the Impact of Reviews of Collaborative Arrangements on Higher Education Institutions (1MB) >>

 

May 2008

North West Regional Economic Forecasting Panel - A Long Term Forecast May 2008 (1MB) >>

North West Regional Economic Forecasting Panel - A Short Term Forecast Spring 2008 (1MB)>>

 

Mar 2008

Northwest Business ICT Survey 2007 (851KB) >>

 

Feb 2008

Economic Impact of Glasgow Prestwick Airport (551KB) >>

 

Jan 2008

Analysis of HEIF 3 Institutional Plans (148KB) >>

Impact Evaluation of Spinno Programme in 2001-2006 (746KB)>>

 

Nov 2007

Learning from Evaluation - UK Evaluation Society Conference 2007 (447KB)>>

Promoting Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (420KB) >>

Evaluation of Quality of Life Fund (585KB) >>

Winchester District Economy and Employment Land Study (2MB) >>

 

Oct 2007

Carbon Reduction - Obligation and Opportunity (743KB) >>

North West Regional Economic Forecasting Panel - A Short Term Forecast Autumn 2007 (524KB)>>

 

Aug 2007

Westminster population research 2007 (782KB) >>

 

Jul 2007

Integration of parish plans into the wider systems of local government (906KB) >>

Participatory Budgeting (111KB) >>

Evaluation of the Welland Strategic Alignment Project (909KB) >>

 

Jun 2007

Review of Provision for Land-based Studies (1MB) >>

Environmental Technologies and UK Productivity (808KB) >>

The Costs and Benefits of Independent Living (558KB) >>

 

May 2007

Research on Third Sector Access to Finance (551KB) >>

North West Regional Economic Forecasting Panel - A Short Term Forecast Spring 2007 (244KB) >>

 

Apr 2007

Skills Needs Analysis - Stage 1 - Scotland (818KB)>>

Skills Needs Analysis - Stage 1 - Wales (2MB)>>

Skills Needs Analysis - Stage 1 - Northern Ireland (2MB)>>

Skills Needs Analysis - Stage 1 - UK (1MB)>>

Skills Needs Analysis - Stage 1 - England (902KB)>>

 

Mar 2007

Study of the Role of Foundation Degrees in Wales (210KB) >>

Evaluation of the Scottish Innovative Actions Programme 2004 - 2006 (593KB) >>

Interim Evaluation of the Coalfield Regeneration Programmes - Full Report (1MB) >>

Interim Evaluation of the Coalfield Regeneration Programmes - Summary (109KB)>>

Independent Review of the Higher Education Policy Institute (193KB) >>

North West Regional Economic Forecasting Panel - A Long Term Forecast March 2007 (2MB) >>

Digital State of the Region (367KB) >>

 

Jan 2007

Impact of quality-related (QR) funding for research in English higher education institutions (470KB)>>

Next Generation Broadband in Scotland (1,017KB)>>

Evaluation of North Nottinghamshire & North Derbyshire SRB (766KB)>>

 

Oct 2006

Exemplars of Neighbourhood Governance (1MB)>>

North West Regional Economic Forecasting Panel - A Short Term Forecast Autumn 2006 (199KB)>>

 

Sep 2006

Economic performance of rural areas inside and outside of city-regions (1MB)>>

 

Aug 2006

Strategy for Enterprise Hubs in the Greater Cambridge Area (401KB)>>

NRU Research Report 31: Joining up for Safer Neighbourhoods: A Theme Report (363KB)>>

NRU Research Report 30: Neighbourhood Management and Services for Young People: A Theme Report (280KB)>>

NRU Research Report 28: An overview of the 2003 and 2006 Round 1 Pathfinder Household Surveys (205KB)>>

 

Jun 2006

North West Regional Economic Forecasting Panel - A Short Term Forecast June 2006 (199KB) >>

 

May 2006

Regional Economic Forecasting Reports for the North West (7MB)>>

 

Apr 2006

Local Strategy for the Felixstowe Peninsula (2MB)>>

Review and Evaluation of the HEPS Programme (361KB)>>

 

Mar 2006

Theme Report 1 - Rolling out neighbourhood management (346KB)>>

Alternative Approaches to NM: Case study summaries and analysis (359KB) >>

Alternative Approaches to NM: 6 Full Case Studies (594KB)>>

Neighbourhood Management at the Turning Point? Key Findings (188KB)>>

Neighbourhood Management at the Turning Point? Programme Review 2005/6 (610KB)>>

Mid-Term Evaluation of the Cumbria Rural Action Zone (1MB)>>

Exploring the relationship between environmental regulation and competitiveness - literature review (600KB)>>

 

Feb 2006

RDA Impact Evaluation Framework (667KB)>>

Sustainability Appraisal of the Northwest Regional Economic Strategy (1MB)>>

Developing Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Rural Areas in W.Yorkshire (1MB)>>

 

Jan 2006

Research to Inform the Management and Governance of Children's Centres (882KB)>>

Demand for flexible and innovative forms of higher education (365KB)>>

A Mid-term Evaluation of the Lancashire Rural Recovery Action Plan (803KB)>>

Buncefield Briefing Note (97KB)>>

 

Dec 2005

Evaluation of Liverpool Vision Ltd, 2005 (752KB)>>

 

Nov 2005

Interim Evaluation of People's Places Award Scheme (1MB) >>

 

Oct 2005

National Evaluation of the Community Forests Programme (487KB) >>

Regional Spatial Strategy: Topic Paper 9: Sustainable Tourism (433KB) >>

 

Sep 2005

The Food and Drink Industry Strategy for the East of England (664KB)>>

Uptake of business grant schemes in the East of Scotland Objective 2 Programme (600KB)>>

 

Aug 2005

Evaluating the Impact of Regulation: Developing a Methodology (782KB)>>

Improving delivery of mainstream services in deprived areas (749KB)>>

 

Jul 2005

ICT in England's Rural Economies - Survey Tabulations (2MB)>>

ICT in England's Rural Economies - Report (545KB)>>

 

Jun 2005

Evaluation of HEFCE Teaching Funding Method (296KB) >>

 

May 2005

UK Online Centres and e-Government - Summary report (338KB)>>

UK Online Centres and e-Government - Full report (870KB)>>

Employment in London (344KB)>>

Evaluation of the Equality Challenge Unit (350KB)>>

 

Feb 2005

Knowledge Transfer programmes funded by OST - Case Studies (415KB) >>

Knowledge Transfer programmes funded by OST - Main Report (570KB)>>

 

Jan 2005

University Spin-Out Companies: Starting to fill the evidence gap (762KB) >>

East of England Business Group (EEBG) Consultation on the East of England Plan (181KB) >>

 

Dec 2004

Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders: Annual Review 2003/2004 Summary (336KB)>>

Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders: Annual Review 2003/2004 Full Report (1MB)>>

 

Oct 2004

Clustering, Collaboration and Competitiveness Conference 'Planted World' conference paper (155KB)>>

The Economic Contribution of Equalities Communities in the North West (421KB)>>

 

Sep 2004

Elements of Attractiveness in the Knowledge Economy Conference paper (164KB)>>

 

Jun 2004

Evaluation of the Investment Readiness Demonstrator Projects and Fit 4 Finance (388KB)>>

Joint Working in Sport and Neighbourhood Renewal, Research Report 9 (683KB) >>

 

 Apr 2004

Costs and Business Models in Scientific Publishing (639KB)>>

 

Feb 2004

Health and Social Care Sector Study (2MB)>>

The University and the Social-Economic Environment Conference Paper (426KB)>>

 

Nov 2003

Review of Business Support Related to Civil Space Programme (357KB) >>

Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders: Annual Review 2002/2003 (Key Findings) (170KB) >>

 

Jun 2003

Knowledge Transfer in Scotland: Scoping Study (391KB)>>

 

Apr 2003

Examining the causes of high unemployment in the Upper Lee Valley (345KB)>>

 

Mar 2003

Employer Engagement in the London Labour Market (3MB)>>

 

Jan 2003

Economic Analysis of Scientific Research Publishing (236KB)>>

 

Jul 2002

East of England Economic Sub Region and Cluster Study (3MB)>>

 

May 2002

Risk Aware not Risk Averse: A Prospectus - SQW discussion paper (541KB)>>

 

Apr 2002

Individual Learning Accounts: A Consultation Exercise on a New Style Scheme (552KB)>>

Consultation exercise to help shape the new Individual Learning Account style programme (416KB) >>

 

Mar 2002

Evaluation of pilot projects of summer activities for young people at risk of exclusion (1MB) >>

Assessment of the Social Economy (974KB) >>

 

Feb 2002

Discussion Paper: Concentrations, Clusters and Competitive Advantage (574KB)>>

 

May 2001

Enterprise Fellowships: Interim Review and Evaluation (210KB) >>

 

Apr 2001

Employers' Use and Awareness of Vocational Learning Approaches (2MB)>>

 

Mar 2001

Evaluation of pilot summer activities for 16 year olds (979KB)>>

 

Feb 2001

Study of the Information Technology, Communications & Electronics Sectors (232KB)>>

 

Apr 2000

A study of Regional Issues in Higher Education (589KB)>>

 

Mar 2000

Planning for Sustainability: changing values and adding value (306KB)>>

 

Oct 1999

Providing Public Information on the Quality and Standards of HE Courses (658KB)>>

 

Sep 1999

What Makes for an Entrepreneurial Culture? (303KB) >>

 

Aug 1999

Planning Policies for High Tech Clusters (96KB)>>

 

Jul 1999

Review of second year pilot of graduate enterprise (725KB)>>