Evaluation of the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England

Client:
Defra
Start date:
September 2012
Completed:
December 2013

The Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE) brings together independent people with the relevant knowledge and skills, and senior government officials. The AHWBE makes direct recommendations to Defra Ministers on strategic policy affecting the health and welfare of kept animals in England including farm animals, horses and pets.

Defra commissioned Brook Lyndhurst to carry out an independent evaluation of the AHWBE, in accordance with a commitment in the Board’s Terms of Reference to evaluate its performance two years after being established.

The evaluation comprised two core phases:

  • Interviews with stakeholders to make an initial assessment of the AHWBE’s development and early progress;
  • Follow up interviews with stakeholders one year later to conduct an in-depth investigation into the board’s performance.

The results of the evaluation will be published.

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