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Review and Evaluation of Iomairt Aig An Oir/Initiative at the Edge (IaaO)

DescriptionThe key purpose of the study is to review the performance of IaaO against its objectives and assess the impact of IaaO on the designated areas.
ISBN978755967056
Official Print Publication DateAugust 2007
Website Publication DateAugust 13, 2007

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Cambridge Economic Associates Limited
with Research for Real Ltd

ISBN 978 0 7559 6705 6 (Web only publication)

This document is also available in pdf format (600k)

CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Purpose and objectives
Research method
Report structure

CHAPTER TWO: IATE RATIONALE AND DELIVERY FRAMEWORK
Introduction
The problems faced by IatE areas
The rationale for IatE in the light of past experience
Area regeneration, community development and the policy framework
Initiative at the Edge policy and operational framework

CHAPTER THREE: IATE DELIVERY PERFORMANCE
Introduction
IatE objectives
Community development groups
Development Plans
Engaging mainstream service providers in the development process
Feedback on the IatE delivery structure
Summary of strengths and weaknesses of IatE's delivery
Summary findings on delivery performance

CHAPTER FOUR: IMPACT OF IatE ON DESIGNATED AREAS
Introduction
Focus of IatE development plans
Resident perceptions of IatE activities and their impact
Assessment of IatE impact by those involved in its delivery
Additionality
Overall progress in achieving IatE objectives
Sustainability beyond IatE and exit strategies
The job still to be done
Summary findings on impact

CHAPTER FIVE: CONCLUSIONS
Introduction
Conclusions on rationale and delivery performance
Conclusions on impact and the IatE legacy

ANNEX A: LIST OF INTERVIEWEES

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.