The Atlantic Philanthropies' Children and Youth Programme in Ireland and Northern Ireland: 2011 Programme Evaluation Findings

Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
Oct 19, 2012
Authors
Diane Paulsell and Cassandra Pickens Jewell

The Strategic Learning and Evaluation Executive of Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) asked Mathematica Policy Research to evaluate progress made by its Children and Youth (CY) programme in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI) towards achieving its two core objectives: (1) promote prevention and early intervention; and (2) advance children’s rights.

Building on an evaluation conducted in 2008, the Mathematica research team examined the extent to which CY programme activities are influencing government policy, provider practice and children’s rights advocacy efforts for children and youth in ROI and NI. Data sources included interviews with CY programme staff, grantee staff, and government officials and reviews of programme and policy documents.

This report describes Mathematica’s findings from the 2011 follow-up evaluation and suggests potential next steps for making further progress toward the CY programme objectives