Member States are now conducting evaluations of their EU Structural and Cohesion Funds projects and programmes. Have they collected the best monitoring data and do they know how to measure impacts? Which evaluation method should be used – theory-based or counter-factual? As new programmes for 2021-2027 are now being prepared and negotiated, are we clear about what the draft New Regulations say about monitoring and evaluation requirements?
This 3-day seminar has two stages:
- Stage 1 (Day 1) deals with monitoring tasks, indicators and the Performance Framework. A Czech Ministry official will assess the practical challenges of 2014-2020 and the implications of the new requirements for 2021-2027.
- Stage 2 (Days 2 & 3) examines how to conduct “evaluations during the programming period”. Leading evaluation consultant-economists will focus on the two recommended evaluation methods – theory-based and counterfactual evaluations – and the choices for project / programme evaluations on the ground. We will also describe how to complete an ex post cost-benefit analysis (ex post CBA) for infrastructure and other large projects.
- You will also learn how to manage evaluation studies, including preparation of the Terms of Reference, aspects of fieldwork, and typical live issues for your current / planned evaluations.