Part of the independent review of the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme, undertaken by Marsden Jacob Associates in April 2017, recommended that ‘TSA establish appropriate criteria for ex-ante assessment of proposals for funding through the Tyre Stewardship Research Fund (TSRF). The criteria should be consistent with the objectives of the TSRF. TSA should also undertake an ex-post assessment of funded projects to assess whether they have been successful in furthering the objectives of the TSRF with results of the evaluations being published.’
To deliver on this recommendation, TSA had an independent evaluation performed by Urban EP in early 2018 of the Fund and TSA Market Development activities. The review assessed several objectives including; to investigate, measure and understand the impacts of TSA funded activities; delivery against the desired market development objectives; and delivery as against the broader intended outcomes of the Scheme. TSA have already begun implementing the 18 recommendations outlined in the final evaluation report.
The independent review was comprehensive in scope and the key outcomes are available here