§ The Minister for Employment Relations, Industry and the Regions (Alan Johnson)
We have published today the interim evaluation of the regional innovation fund which was carried out by DTZ Pieda Consulting on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry.
Broadly, the report examines processes, efficiency of funding and initial outputs to inform consideration of value for money and the regional development agency single pot spending strategy.
DTI is to meet with the regional development agencies over the next few months to discuss the findings of the evaluation and its impact on programme delivery within the single pot funding regime. Copies of the evaluation report have been placed in the libraries of both Houses.