Six Sigma ( pdf 148KB) – summary of evaluation of an ESF supply chain development project in Leeds, led by GE Capital with local authority, college and Business Link partners.
Jun 07 2008
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May 26 2008
Research for CLG (Department for Communities and Local Government) into factors driving changes in information, analysis and research in local government and how local, regional and national partners have been responding to these (with Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion – OCSI – and Demographic Decisions). Recommendations related to:
- streamlining and opening up access to data
- improved packaging of datasets and analyses to meet user needs
- action to avoid pitfalls in accessing and comparing data from related websites
- improvements in national indicator sets to reflect what is needed and measurable at locality and neighbourhood levels
- promotion of good practice in data sharing and use of geodemographic classifications
- action to develop skills amongst researchers and analysts, including a skills framework and support for use of applications such as cost benefit analysis – as well as steps to encourage ‘intelligent customers’, influencing how decision-makers view and use what analysts have to offer
- embedding local research and analysis functions in the search for improved services and outcomes in local authorities and partnerships
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May 09 2008
- tools to assist individuals, cross-agency teams and partnerships assess both (i) partnership development and (ii) individual and team learning needs.
- on-line resources: case studies, tools and links to help users address learning needs and improve partnership working
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May 01 2008
Educe were members of the team which provided support for local authorities and their partners in Local Strategic Partnerships in the West Midlands in 2007/09: the Learning to Deliver (L2D) programme. This was an initiative of the Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands, funded to help strengthen delivery of Local Area Agreements.
Part of role was to act as an improvement adviser with West Midlands LSPs, as well as supporting work specifically on economic development and worklessness aspects of the L2D programme as a whole. The latter led to our role in relation to the West Midlands regional worklessness network (see separate details).
The other aspect of our contribution to L2D was the production of briefings and guidance material on key topics for LSPs. These included:
- current awareness digest for LSPs and LAAs (each issue features developments in policy and practice relevant to people playing key roles in driving change and improvement) – final issue, November 2009 ( pdf 339KB)
- Five Steps to Better Outcomes ( pdf 583KB) a guide to delivery planning, assisting local partners in making a success of Local Area Agreements, working out how best to achieve community outcomes.
and briefings on:
- Behaviour change and LSPs ( pdf 204KB)
- Innovation and LAAs ( pdf 236KB)
- LAAs, delivery chains and networks ( pdf 268KB)
- Efficiency, value for money and LAAs ( pdf 176KB)
- Networks and consortia in the voluntary and community sector ( pdf 99KB)
- Customer journeys and worklessness ( pdf 380KB) and improvement resources on customer journeys:
- Customer insight and LAAs ( pdf 162KB)
- ‘Thinking systems’ ( pdf 304KB)
- Performance Culture in Partnerships ( pdf 227KB)
- Priority setting ( pdf 179KB)
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