The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI)

Supporting inclusive economic growth in the West Midlands and across the UK


Evaluation Lab

The Evaluation Lab at WMREDI is concerned with developing evaluation capacity and methodological innovation to support evidence-based practice and policymaking in the region and nationally.

Find out more about the Evaluation Lab


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Research England (UKRI) and WMREDI expert evidence forum

WMREDI hosted a closed-forum for Research England (UKRI) to examine the evidence base for a place-based Research and Development strategy.

Find out more about the forum

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REDI-Updates 2020

REDI-Updates is a bi-annual publication which gets behind the data and translates it into understandable terms. This issue focuses on the recovery from COVID-19.

Read the latest edition of REDI-Updates

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State of the Region 2021

The fifth annual review of performance across the West Midlands provides a stocktake of where the region stands, and where partners need to work together to improve the region.

Read the State of the Region report

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The Economic and Social Impacts of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the West Midlands

Our researchers are using their expertise to analyse the West Midlands’ economic exposure to coronavirus, bringing together data and intelligence which can be shared and utilised in planning and responding to this challenge.

The social and economic impacts of Covid-19

Latest videos from WMREDI

Interview with Professor Simon Collinson on the launch of the WMREDI
Interview with Helen Turner, Director, Midlands Innovation on the launch of WMREDI
Interview with Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive of the GBCC on the launch of WMREDI
Interview with Tim Pile, Chair of GBSLEP on the launch of WMREDI

Latest news

Posted 01 December 2021

Labour Market Disconnect in the West Midlands

Dr Juliane Schwarz summarises the key issues on why there are currently high levels of unemployment in the region, whilst at the same time, record numbers of vacancies for jobs and apprenticeships.

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