Using our skills in evaluation and quantitative and qualitative research, we help our clients to develop and promote evidence-based, effective policy and programmes.

We are expert evaluators, having carried out evaluations, large and small, in a wide range of contexts. This is complemented by our policy research experience. We can draw together current knowledge about your policy issue, deploy participatory and multidisciplinary approaches to ensure all perspectives are gathered in and reflected, summarise the empirical evidence, draw out issues of context, politics and service delivery, in order to make robust and practical recommendations.

reportsWhat we offer:

  • Policy evaluations
  • Project/programme evaluations
  • Self-evaluation training, support and tools
  • Policy research and advice
  • Development of tools and guidance for policy implementation

Examples of our recent work:

  • Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme Evaluation, for DECC, working with Databuild, the Carbon Trust and the Imperial College Business School (2014-2015)
  • Evaluation of Defra Community Flood Resilience Pathfinder project., for Northamptonshire County Council (2014)
  • Evaluation of the Scottish Government’s Land Use Strategy regional pilots, for Scottish Government, led by CAG Consultants (2013-2016)
  • Final evaluation of CERT and CESP, for DECC, working with Ipsos MORI, EST and UCL (2013-2014)
  • Code for Sustainable Homes Case Studies: Volume 4, for DCLG (2013)
  • Independent evaluation of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, for CSL2012 (2013)
  • Food and packaging waste monitoring tool pilot, for WRAP(2013)
  • The remaining potential for domestic energy efficiency measures in Great Britain, for the Energy Retail Association, working with BRE (2011-2012)
  • Review of area-based energy efficiency initiatives, for Consumer Focus Scotland (2009-2010)

  • Power to our neighbourhoods: towards integrated local sustainable energy solutions, for the Ashden Awards (2011)
  • Position paper on the future financing of energy efficiency and low carbon retrofit in social housing, for Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes (2011)
  • Learning from the DECC Local Authority Competition 2012/13: A case study approach, for DECC, working with SE2 (2013)
  • Evaluation of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Phase 1, for EST, working with Verco (2012)
  • Evaluation of the Community Energy Saving Programme; A report on the findings from the process and householder experience research streams, for DECC, working with Ipsos MORI and BRE (2011)
  • Evaluation of the delivery and uptake of the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target, for DECC, working with Ipsos MORI and BRE (2011)
  • Evaluation of Low Carbon Buildings Programme, for DECC, working with Ipsos MORI (2011)

FEATURED CASE STUDY

Independent Evaluation of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012

London

In December 2012, CAG Consultants was commissioned to carry out an independent evaluation of CSL, prior to the organisation being wound up at the end of March 2013.
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