There is an increasing emphasis on localisation and the delivery of services through local and multi agency partnerships; this report investigates the issues around undertaking policy analysis at the local level.
The study is based on a case study approach providing insights into experience and practice of local partnerships and bodies in three areas: Greater Manchester, Lewisham and Cornwall.
This research provides local case study insights into:
- the extent to which analysis is undertaken at the local level to assess local worklessness interventions;
- whether and how local policy analysis is used to inform current and future interventions;
- the range of ‘good practice’ in local worklessness analysis;
- barriers to conducting analysis;
- the nature, scope and efficacy of existing arrangements to share local analysis; and
- local partners’ appetite for a ‘framework’ for the analysis of local worklessness interventions and for dissemination of findings.