The Academy of Finland has made a procurement decision on the evaluation of the societal impact of four programmes funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC). The programmes ran from 2016 to 2019. The evaluation contract was awarded to the consultancy company Gaia Consulting Oy. The results of the evaluation are expected to be published in January 2021.
The four SRC programmes being evaluated are:
- Urbanising Society (URBAN)
- Health, Welfare and Lifestyles (HEALTH)
- Skilled Employees – Successful Labour Market (WORK)
- Security in a Networked World (SECURITY)
The principles and practices of the SRC programme evaluation have previously been presented in two blog posts: Jyrki Hakapää’s post on the principles of the evaluation and Kyösti Husso’s post on the practical application of the principles.
Päivi Tikka, Director, tel. +358 295 335 007, firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi
Jyrki Hakapää, Science Adviser, tel. +358 295 335 020, firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi