How can we as a society support the well-being of vulnerable children and youth? How can we strengthen pupils' learning outcomes? And how can we help the jobless back on track?
Every year, billions are invested in improving society. But resources are limited, and decision-makers cannot act on anecdotal knowledge. To achieve value for money, society needs firm evidence that the political initiatives really work. As a sustainable society consultant, Ramboll's ambition is to make the best possible knowledge available for policy-makers to make the right decisions.
Our services within Programme & Policy Evaluation include:
- Programme evaluations
- Law and regulation evaluations
- Effect and impact evaluations
- Process evaluations
- Implementation evaluations
- Randomised controlled trials (RCTs)
Our approach is based on a strong academic tradition. We insist on applying the latest evaluation research and state-of-the-art data collection and analysis to guarantee that our evaluations rely on a solid evidence base. We combine our analytical strength with highly specialised sector knowledge in key welfare areas such as education, social policy, employment and labour. This deep understanding means that we know how to interview homeless people or the long-term unemployed and can lay the foundation for evidence-based policy-making.
Our practical consulting skills make us able to bring the evidence more
effectively into play, through action-based recommendations, thus
ensuring that policy-makers, public leaders and professional
practitioners apply best practice methods to create the strongest
possible effects for the citizens. For instance, we have documented how
national tests play an important role in strengthening the evaluation
culture in schools, and we have identified prevention efforts in
education, family relations and substance abuse as key to reduce youth
Established thought leader
With more than 150 evaluation consultants in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Germany, we remain one of Europe's leading evaluation consultancies. Every consultant undergoes an intensive training programme in our own Evaluation Society, and since 2000, we have published more articles in international peer-reviewed journals than leading universities. We share our knowledge in the most recognised evaluation societies in Europe and globally, and our innovative approach to RCTs have caught international attention.
Our customers include ministries, municipalities, and the European Commission.