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Evaluation of the Muslim Council of Wales ‘Prevent’ Work

Thursday 19 July 2012

OPM were commissioned by the Welsh Government (WG) (formally Welsh Assembly Government) in October 2010 to conduct an evaluation of the Muslim Council of Wales (MCW) preventing violent extremism work, known as the ADFYWIAD1 programme (referred to as ‘the programme’ henceforth). The aim of the evaluation, as identified in the research specification, is to provide the WG with:

• A process evaluation to provide evidence of:
o What has been delivered under various elements of the programme (e.g. awareness raising, communications training, and English lessons for Imams)
o The extent to which different target audiences were reached
• An outcome evaluation to establish the extent to which intermediate positive outcomes have been achieved.
• In light of the findings from the research, produce advice on how the Prevent component of the Community Cohesion Strategy can be implemented in the future.