MEAM has commissioned Cordis Bright to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of the MEAM Approach work.
The evaluation will take place over five years between 2017 and 2022 and involves five core elements. These are:
- Building research capacity in local areas developing work using the MEAM Approach.
- An outcomes evaluation.
- An economic evaluation.
- A process evaluation.
- Comparison to the outcomes and process of the Big Lottery’s Fulfilling Lives areas.
The Year 2 interim report has been published and can be downloaded below and from the MEAM website. This report focuses primarily on reviewing return rates and the quality of data submitted by local areas in the MEAM Approach network under the Common Data Framework devised for the evaluation. It also summarises evaluation activity in the first six months of 2018-19 and considers quarterly reports about each local area which are produced by the national MEAM team.