Evaluation of the Fair Cities Pilots 2007

Atkinson J, Dewson S, Fern H, Page R, Pillai R, Tackey N D | Research Report DWPRR 495 | Department for Work and Pensions | May 2008

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The Fair Cities Pilots were an experimental programme, designed by the National Employment Panel (NEP). They aimed to increase the number of disadvantaged ethnic minority residents who gained steady work and new careers, and to test the effectiveness and value-for-money of the demand-led approach in tackling disadvantage in the labour market.

This report sets out final results from the evaluation of the Pilots. It draws together the key findings, and in their light, discusses the implications for policy development in the welfare-to-work arena.