Studying in autumn 2020 during coronavirus

Evaluation of the Regional Growth Fund

Client - Department for Business Innovation and Skills 

Over the next six years, the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research at Middlesex University will be carrying out an evaluation of a flagship policy of the Government. The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a £2.3 bn fund that provides support for projects promoting sustainable economic growth and employment across England. This fund aims to rebalance the economy and support places that are currently dependent on public sector jobs. 

The evaluation team includes IFF Research, Belmana and University of West of England and draws on staff across the business school. The evaluation will draw on the expertise of Fergus Lyon, Ian Vickers and James Derbyshire CEEDR in relation to enterprise support and the expertise of Michela Vecchi in econometrics. The evaluation will explore the impact of support provided to enterprises to assist them to access finance and grow.  The project will be developing innovative approaches to matching large scale business data sets and surveys, and conducting case studies of complex interventions that aim to support infrastructure in particular localities.