Impact evaluation of UK investment in ESA
Publication date: 17 October 2022 | Report language: EN
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an important route for UK government objectives for space and a significant proportion (around 75%) of the UK’s public investment in space is made via ESA. The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is committed to ensuring that UK investments made via ESA are properly evaluated and the development and implementation of an appropriate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework was a condition underpinning the approval of the business case for UK’s ESA funding commitments made at the 2019 ESA Council of Ministers and is a commitment of the UKSA 2020/21 Corporate Plan.
The UK Space Agency (UKSA) commissioned a consortium of Technopolis Ltd, know.space, Cambridge Econometrics and Science-Metrix to:
- Develop a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for framework for UK investments in the European Space Agency (ESA) agreed at the 2019 ESA Council of Ministers (CMIN19)
- Capture a baseline for evaluations of CMIN19 investments
- Implement a first impact evaluation and a process evaluation
The M&E framework will set the basis for understanding the effects of the CMIN19 investments in the near and longer-term and provide evidence to inform future strategy, policy and investment decisions. The framework has been developed in line with the HMT Magenta Book and the UKSA Evaluation Strategy.
You can find PART A: First impact evaluation of CMIN19 investments, and PART B: Programme level reports. In addition, you can find Technical annexes and Appendices.