Call for Evidence

Youth Futures Foundation

Youth Futures Foundation (YFF) has commissioned IES to lead an initial evidence review focused on the most relevant and high-quality evidence about supporting young people a long way from the labour market into sustained and meaningful employment.

Evidence submissions

YFF is seeking to capture the highest quality evidence on what works in supporting young people aged 16-24 who face multiple disadvantages in the labour market to enter and sustain meaningful work. To capture this evidence, IES will lead a rapid evidence assessment (REA) and systematically interrogate academic databases and national and international policy evidence sources for materials to include.

However, there is likely to be high quality evidence that is not in the public domain or that stakeholders wish to recommend to the review. The purpose of this call is to capture that evidence.

Types of evidence requested

IES will apply the NESTA standards of evidence. Studies which establish causality will be prioritised for review (Levels 3-5). Quality criteria for inclusion of evidence will cover independence of evaluation as well as rigour and validity of methods applied.

The evidence we are seeking will be:

  • An impact evaluation supported by a process evaluation
  • From the UK or OECD countries
  • Published in English
  • Published from 2010 onwards

How to submit evidence: Please submit evidence using the form below

Please submit evidence before: 6th August 2019

The following information should be included with your submission:

Please indicate the type of evaluation you are submitting [independent; RCT; QED; before/after]
[who was supported; were young people with multiple barriers supported]
[describe the intervention, who funded it, who delivered it, and what the outcomes/impacts were]
[what outcomes were measured and how – we are interested in movement into meaningful employment; sustained employment]
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