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Evaluating Sistema Scotland - initial findings report

Date: June 2015
Category: Report
Work programme: Sistema Scotland evaluation
Author: GCPH

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This report outlines the first findings from our long-term study of the charity Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise orchestras in Stirling’s Raploch and Glasgow’s Govanhill.

The evaluation study has been established to capture important learning from the implementation and impact of Sistema Scotland’s work in Raploch and Govanhill. The study assesses the contribution made by Sistema Scotland to transforming the health, wellbeing and prospects of children and young people living in the areas where Big Noise programmes are delivered. This is a long-term aim, and what is reported here relates to early findings on process and short-term impacts, together with theorised pathways to longer-term impacts.

A summary of the findings in this report is also available, as is a report for communities involved in the research, available in English as well as Romanian, Slovak, Urdu and Polish.

Big Noise study: report for communities 
Romanian translation
Slovak translation
Urdu translation
Polish translation

Six appendices also accompany this report:

Appendix A: Detailed overview of methods used in the evaluation
Appendix B: Health and wellbeing survey: priority data analysis for Govanhill
Appendix C: Economic evaluation of Big Noise Govanhill: literature review
Appendix D: Health economic analysis methods and theory overview
Appendix E: Impact pathways
Appendix F: Full logic models
Appendix G: Report author list