New EU Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes for the period 2021-2027 have been prepared and are being agreed and implemented. Member States are setting up monitoring systems and writing Evaluation Plans for the new period. Are Member State authorities and stakeholders clear about what the New Regulations say about the new monitoring and evaluation requirements?
Programme Authorities continue to conduct evaluations of their 2014-2020 programmes and projects, as well as planning evaluations for the 2021-2027 period. Are Managing Authorities collecting the best possible monitoring data and are they clear about how to measure the impact of interventions? Which evaluation methods should be used – theory-based and/or counter-factual? Where should they be using ex-post CBA?
This online course takes place over 4 half-days (mornings and afternoons):
- Day 1 deals with monitoring tasks, indicators and the Performance Framework. A senior Czech Ministry official, Helena Barbořáková, will assess the lessons learnt from 2014-2020 and the implications of the new requirements for 2021-2027.
- We will also examine how monitoring requirements for Cohesion Policy programmes differ from those for the Recovery and Resilience Facility and RRF National Plans.
- Days 2-4: we examine how to conduct impact Vladimir Kváča, a leading evaluation consultant-economist, will focus on a range of theory-based and counterfactual evaluation methods – and the choices for project / programme evaluations on the ground.
- We will also describe the key elements of how to complete an ex post cost-benefit analysis (ex post CBA) for infrastructure and other larger
- A European Commission official will describe what progress has been made on impact evaluations in 2014-2020 and explain what is expected in 2021-2027.
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