Project Details

Description

Portugal is missing a consistent methodology to evaluate public policies and develop indicators that
measure policy results, ie outcomes rather than outputs or spending. E ffective public policies are
an important determinant of inclusive and sustain able growth. But assessing results requires not
only track ing if the program s are being correctly implemented, but also understand ing what their
actual outcomes and social impact are For example, a training or educational program could deliver
100 graduates while failing to build new competencies and skills and failing to actually create
employment for participants Millions can be spent in e ducation but, in itself, that will not
necessarily lead to more equitable and effective learning outcomes Financial su pport could be given
to firms without improving their success. Adequacy, coverage, effectiveness and impact are key
aspects of successful public policies and modern methodologies allow for a good measurement of
these aspects. They also increasingly allow to measure the savings that some of these outcomes
may generate for the State in the future (through lower unemployment for example). E stablishing
methodologies and metrics for better implementation and assessment of pub l ic policies is key and
this proposa l´s goal is to develop a framework for that in Portugal.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date5/10/2131/05/22

Keywords

  • Public Policies
  • Indicators
  • Methodology
  • Policy monitoring
  • Public programs
  • Portugal

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