Case Study

Meta Evaluation of the Impacts and Legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Client: Government Olympic Executive | Sectors: Social Policy, Regions and Cities

Ecorys was a lead partner in the consortium delivering this three year study, which aimed to understand the outputs, outcomes and net impacts of the 2012 Games and its legacy interventions.

The Meta-Evaluation was a comprehensive and systematic review which brought together the outputs of programme-level evaluations and secondary data, existing literature, and new primary research targeted at gaps in the evidence base. A synthesis of the thematic and overall impact of the Games was provided for the following areas: sport and physical activity; East London regeneration; community; sustainability; economy and disability. 

Jonathan led the development of the research framework and methodology during phase one of the study, with a particular focus on sport, volunteering and community engagement, and was advisor on meta-evaluation methods, working in partnership with academic specialists from Institute of Education (EPPI), University of Cardiff, and University of Birmingham.

The findings from the evaluation can be found here.


Key Experts

Nicola Smith Director Policy & Research and Market Director Ecorys UK Social Policy