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QuIP evaluation of the UK Tampon Tax Fund

Over the last two years Bath SDR has been working with Kantar Public UK on several research projects, embedding QuIP into larger evaluations. The most recent study was commissioned to help evaluate the sector and organisational level impacts of the UK Government’s Tampon Tax Fund (TTF). This fund was set up to divert the VAT charged on sanitary products towards projects aimed at women and girls until the VAT was removed in 2021. The Tampon Tax Fund continued to distribute funds for a further year after the tax was removed.

Bath SDR interviewed 40 representatives from organisations who received TTF funding in recent years. Using the QuIP’s exploratory and open-ended approach, respondents were asked to reflect on what had changed in their organisation’s activities/services, partnerships, and funding to help establish what contribution the additional support may have had.

Kantar Public said, “A qualitative impact protocol (QuIP) study formed a key part of the impact evaluation of the Tampon Tax Fund. The findings from the QuIP helped us to build a stronger narrative around the impact of the Fund at both a sector and organisational level, and identify specific pathways of change. We have been able to use the data to triangulate with other strands of the evaluation such as survey data and case study research”.

You can now read the full government evaluation report here and the annex with details of the QuIP findings here. We also have a short case study available here.

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