In previous blog posts we’ve written about how we’re adopting a test-and-learn approach across the Future Farming and Countryside Programme. We’re doing this to make sure our schemes, services and policies work for users before we scale them up. To make sure we’re on track to deliver our ambitions, we have a strategy to help us to monitor, evaluate and learn as we go. In this blog post, I’ll share a high-level overview of the strategy and some examples of how we’re putting it into effect.
Kieron is Head of Science, Monitoring & Evaluation for the environmental land management schemes at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. He has held several roles in Defra, other government departments and agencies including the Cabinet Office, as well as in the French private sector. Kieron enjoyed working with the European institutions when based in Strasbourg and collaborated with a variety of international organisations including as a Special Adviser at the World Health Organisation and has represented the UK at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development, UN Codex Alimentarius and at European Council. His background is in research, and he is currently an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Oxford. As Deputy Head of Profession for Social Science, he is responsible for building external research collaboration for Defra. He lives in North Devon.
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