In 2014 we carried out an evaluation of SUII programmes funded between 2011-2013 to identify common themes and highlight some of the key outcomes and outputs.
The programmes are seen to have facilitated a rare opportunity to increase cross-sectorial communication by enabling participants to share time together to formally and informally engage in discussion around the most prominent issues to be addressed in their common fields.
A number of programmes generated direct impact in terms of policy change while others have done so indirectly or will ultimately influence policy in the longer term. Many programmes also achieved tangible impacts for user groups or practitioners including recommendations and identification of best practice. Academic outputs centered around knowledge exchange including cross sectorial communication, new or sustained networks and collaborations, as well as publications, and further research funding.
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