PEIL Evaluations


The purpose of Operational Programme Evaluations, as set out in the Common Provisions Regulation 1303/2013 (CPR), is ‘to improve the quality of the design and implementation of programmes, as well as to assess their effectiveness, efficiency and impact’.  At least once during the programming period, an evaluation shall assess how support from the ESF has contributed to the objectives for each priority.  The CPR also requires ex-ante and ex-post evaluations to be undertaken on Operational Programmes and also provides that the EC will undertake the ex-post evaluation.

Evaluation Plan

The Evaluation Plan for the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 was prepared by the ESF Managing Authority (MA) in accordance with the relevant regulatory requirements and has been approved by the Programme Monitoring Committee.   

PEIL Evaluation Plan – June 2019


MA Evaluation Reports

ESF Ex-Ante Evaluation Final Report for period 2014-2020 – July 2014

Evaluation of the Operation of the Youth Employment Initiative – December 2015

Mid Term Evaluation incorporating Evaluation of the Operation of the Youth Employment Initiative – December 2018


European Commission Evaluations

Ex-Post Evaluation of the operation and effects of EURES Regulation (EU) 2016/589 2021

Study for the evaluation of ESF Support to Employment and Labour Mobility

Study supporting the 2020 evaluation of promoting social inclusion, combatting poverty and any discrimination by the ESF

Study for the Evaluation of ESF Support to Education and Training


Other Evaluations

Jobsplus_Evaluation – 2020

An Evaluation of the Work To Learn Programme – 2020

An Evaluation of the QQI Co-ordinator Programme – 2020

SOLAS: Specific Skills Training – 2020

SICAP: My Journey – Distance Travelled Tool – 2020

SICAP: Pre-employment Supports – 2020

An Evaluation of the WEBNET Project – Women Excelling in Business Network – 2020

Evaluation of the National Youthreach Programme – 2019

Valuing community development through the social inclusion programme (SICAP) 2015-2017: Toward a framework for evaluation – 2019

Progress Review of the National Access Plan and Priorities to 2021 – 2018

The goals and governance of the social inclusion and community activation programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 – 2018

Initial and Ongoing Assessment of Adult Literacy and Numeracy – 2018

Integrated Literacy and Numeracy Final Report – 2018

Focused Policy Assessment on JobsPlus – 2017

SICAP: Kickboxing, Kindness and Going the Extra Mile – 2017

Review of the Fund for Students with Disabilities – 2017

An Evaluation of Le Chéile Mentoring – 2017

Review of the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance – 2017

Review of the Student Assistance Fund – 2016