We have completed an evaluation for MBIE and MPI of the Regional Growth Programme (RGP). The evaluation assessed whether the RGP worked as intended. It reviewed some aspects of the RGP implementation, systems and processes and assessed the value of the results so far.
This evaluation focused on ways government agencies worked with each other. It also considered ways central agencies liaised with the regional stakeholders and with Māori in the regions. It was not an evaluation of regional economic progress.
Lessons learned at central, regional and project levels may inform future regional initiatives
Pragamatica built a team for this evaluation comprising: Judy Oakden, Kataraina Pipi, Kellie Spee, Michelle Moss, Roxanne Smith and Julian King.
There are four documents linked to this evaluation:
The Regional Growth Programme Evaluation Report (103 pages) – full evaluation findings and methodology
Three infographics which provide:
- an overview of the findings of the evaluation (1 A3 page) – for a general audience
- key findings from the Kawerau Case Study (1 page) – for a general audience
- key findings from the Extension 350 Case Study (1 page) – for a general audience.