Strategy & Programme Development

CSES has been heavily involved in strategy & programme development for a large number of public and private sector clients. Examples include:

  • Kent Prospects – The CSES team was responsible for developing the ‘Kent Prospects’ strategy and similar assignments elsewhere (e.g. Barnsley, Leicestershire, Norfolk).
  • Lithuania - ex-ante evaluation of the 2007-13 Operational Programmes – CSES advised the Lithuanian authorities on developing specific aspects of the OPs, and commented on management and implementation aspects. We also advised on the development of appropriate monitoring indicators.
  • Area Investment Frameworks (AIFs) – CSES was responsible for preparing the Thames Gateway North Kent AIF and a similar strategy for rural parts of the County
  • At European level - CSES has  carried out preparatory work on several cross-border INTERREG programmes; and with respect to major Structural Fund evaluation studies, CSES has provided advice on future strategies.