Youth Investment Fund: Learning and Insight Paper Two
This is the second in a series of Learning and Insight papers published as part of the learning project for the Youth Investment Fund (YIF).
This review aims help inform the development of an economic simulation model for the YIF. The economic simulation model will be built on the YIF theory of change, particularly the core intermediate outcomes, which are being measured across many YIF grantees using the YIF shared outcome measurement tool.
In this paper we have reviewed economic evaluation papers and four evidence databases from the UK, USA and Ireland estimating the potential economic value of youth programmes.
This paper describes the shared evaluation framework that has been developed across the 90 YIF-funded organisations. It is aimed at anyone working within, supporting or providing funding and resources for informal and non-formal learning provision for young people in the UK.
Over twelve months, we worked with a group of young people experiencing multiple disadvantages in the London Borough of Camden. We sought to understand their experiences—as told in their own words—and identify how digital technology could help.
Working with providers, funders, commissioners, policymakers and young people to improve the impact of services and youth work as part of a learning partnership for the Youth Investment Fund.