Final Evaluation of the ReAct programme 2008-2014: Final Report Summary

 | Welsh Government | Jul 2016

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This report summary, containing IES research, offers an overview of the evaluation of the ReAct programme. The Redundancy Action Scheme (ReAct) aims to prevent long-term unemployment by providing pathways to employment for those recently or about to become unemployed.

The report summary of research undertaken by BMG research with the support of IES considers methods, key findings and recommendations from the evaluation. IES was involved with the cost-benefit analysis which considered areas such as:

  • the impact of the programme in terms of employment outcomes and training participation;
  • whether those employed using Employer Recruitment Support (one strand of the support programme) were more likely to be employed than those who did not participate in the programme; and
  • the deadweight in respect of participation in ReAct funded training.