The evaluation of community economic development initiatives

H. W. Armstrong, B. Kehrer, P. Wells, A. M. Wood

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Community economic development (CED) initiatives expanded rapidly in urban and regional policy in the 1990s. Traditional evaluation methodology has, however, proved to be extremely difficult to apply effectively to CED. This paper examines existing monitoring and evaluation procedures for CED, the problems faced in applying traditional methodology and possible ways forward to ensure that more effective monitoring and evaluation can be undertaken. Evidence is drawn from four detailed case studies of urban CED projects funded as part of the 1994-96 Yorkshire and the Humber Objective 2 Structural Funds programme. These case studies were deliberately designed to experiment with alternative quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-481
Number of pages25
JournalUrban Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies


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