The Selection of Indicators for the Evaluation of Programmes of Regional Assistance in the EU - Methods of Quantifying the Impact of the Structural Funds on Sustainable Development

01-04-1999

The objective of the present study is the improvement of the planning system, the selection of projects and the assesment of the impacts of regional programmes, and particularly concerns the re-definitions of the sets of indicators in use, in order to ensure: - that intervnations funded by Stractural Funds are in line with the main EU policies end espesialy those on; and - better exploitation of the opportunities and to confront more effectivily with the threats of technology. Technological content of regional interventions and their links with EU policies on suatainable development and environmnet, employment and equal opportunities were analysed based on a number of regional programmes. The analysis resulted in a taxonomy of actions with technological content which formulate the basis for the clasification of indicators. Further the impact of technology on sustainable development, employment and equal opportunities was analysed and sets of baseline and technology impact indicators were developed. Finally a methodology framework was developed which allows EU policies on sustainable development and quality of the environment, employment and promotion of equal opportunities to be taken into consideration during planning and evaluation of interventions and selection of projects. The framework also allows the assessment of the use of technology to be introduced as an integrate part of impact evaluation and project selection.

The objective of the present study is the improvement of the planning system, the selection of projects and the assesment of the impacts of regional programmes, and particularly concerns the re-definitions of the sets of indicators in use, in order to ensure: - that intervnations funded by Stractural Funds are in line with the main EU policies end espesialy those on; and - better exploitation of the opportunities and to confront more effectivily with the threats of technology. Technological content of regional interventions and their links with EU policies on suatainable development and environmnet, employment and equal opportunities were analysed based on a number of regional programmes. The analysis resulted in a taxonomy of actions with technological content which formulate the basis for the clasification of indicators. Further the impact of technology on sustainable development, employment and equal opportunities was analysed and sets of baseline and technology impact indicators were developed. Finally a methodology framework was developed which allows EU policies on sustainable development and quality of the environment, employment and promotion of equal opportunities to be taken into consideration during planning and evaluation of interventions and selection of projects. The framework also allows the assessment of the use of technology to be introduced as an integrate part of impact evaluation and project selection.

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Loucas Gourtzoyannis and Nikos Maroulis (Logotech, Athens, Greece)