Societal and Economic Impact Evaluation of the Relu Programme

An impact evaluation of the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council, found that “Relu was successful in generating a portfolio of a significant number and diversified range of types of impacts and impacts-in-progress in a variety of contexts.”  The report, carried out by Dr Laura Meagher and the Technology Development Group, says that “there was sound evidence for instrumental impacts” and “Relu has built a solid base for future knowledge exchange, within and beyond the specific researcher/stakeholder relationships forged.” Report part one Report part two (including case studies)


First Call Seed-Corn Funding Mechanisms

RELU has commissioned an independent review of its First Call seed-corn funding mechanisms. The overarching rationale of the awards was to mobilise interest in the programme across diverse research communities across the social, environmental and bio-sciences and to facilitate the development of interdisciplinary research capacity. Final report


Final end of award report