Evaluation of the Fair Cities Pilots 2006
Second Interim Report
Orchestrated by the National Employment Panel, the Fair Cities Pilots were 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.