Evaluation of the Fair Cities Pilots 2006
Second Interim Report
Atkinson J, Dewson S, Casebourne J, Tackey N D
Research Report DWPRR 428, Department for Work and Pensions, May 2007
ISBN: 978-1-84712-196-7, pp. x+148
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Orchestrated by the National Employment Panel, the Fair Cities Pilots are employer-led initiatives designed to improve job entry and progression for ethnic minorities in Brent, Birmingham and Bradford.
By September 2006 the Pilots had been operational for over a year, and had moved on from a difficult capacity-building phase into their delivery phase. This interim report sets out the results from the first nine months of the delivery phase. Drawing on findings from face-to-face interviews and Fair Cities management information, it assesses the:
Pilots as a means of delivering labour market interventions in disadvantaged communities
immediate and ongoing impact of the Pilots on the beneficiaries
impact of the Pilots on participating employers, and on the employer community
effect of the Pilots on the local employment, training and community support infrastructure.
The report draws together key findings and sets out recommendations.
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