Coalter F & Taylor J (2010) Sport-for-development impact study: A research initiative funded by Comic
Relief and UK Sport and managed by International Development through Sport. Comic Relief; UK Sport. Department of Sports Studies, University of Stirling. http://www.uksport.gov.uk/docLib/MISC/FredCoaltersseminalMandEManual.pdf
First paragraph: This report provides an analysis of data collected as part of a major research project funded by Comic Relief and UK Sport and managed by International Development through Sport (IDS). The research sought to test the hypothesis that 'sport contributes to the personal development and well-being of disadvantaged children and young people and brings wider benefits to the community'. Because of resource constraints and logistical issues it was decided not to address the complex and vague issue of 'wider community benefits'. In addition, it sought to:
- Build a body of evidence and good practice around the use of sport and development.
- Enable participating organisations to develop their M&E methodology.