Monitoring & Evaluation
In public policy one should never stop learning.
One way to do so is to look critically at strategic choices, day-to-day actions and their consequences.
This is, in a nutshell, the purpose of monitoring and evaluation.
Defining indicators, datasets and logic of interventions is at the technical core of M&E, but it’s not enough! The organisation needs to be ready to proactively use monitoring and evaluation outcomes.
To me, working on monitoring & evaluation means looking at the technical and organisational elements at the same time, always with the aim of learning.
PASSPARTOOL: Key tools to assess and improve soft innovation policies
I am support ARTI-Puglia, the lead-partner of Passpartool, in developing and implementing the participatory activities of the project. The project focusses on the monitoring of soft-innovation.
Evaluation of Smart Specialisation: Country expert for Spain
I am collaborating with Prognos as a Country expert to assess how some Spanish Regions have invested Cohesion Funds in research and innovation.
On the 27th of November I will be giving a Seminar to the MSc Students at the London School of Economics on how to engage stakeholders in the regional development process.
On the 2nd and 3rd of December I will be taking part to the Peer Review of the region of Centro (Portugal) within the INTERREG Project Improve. More information
On the 16th of December I will take part to the H2020 project POLISS - Policies for Smart Specialisation, as part of the supervisory board. More information
Building Smart Specialisation Strategies monitoring systems:
evidence from the EU
Marinelli, E., Gianelle, C. & Guzzo, F. (2017)
L’industria Rivista di Economia e Politica Industriale.
Smart Specialisation Evaluation:
Setting the Scene
Gianelle, C., Guzzo, F. & Marinelli, E. (2019)
Smart Specialisation – JRC Policy Insights, JRC116110.