Evaluation is a vital part of our work.

We undertake a rolling programme of reviews and impact assessment studies of our research and policies. The focus of this programme is informed by Council, our advisory committees and the ESRC office, with the outcome of these studies informing strategy, policy and delivery, as well as providing evidence as to the value and importance of social science.

We do not evaluate or review all the activities that we fund, instead we focus on strategic reviews and studies of funding schemes, priority areas and cross-cutting themes.