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.

Key Experience

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.

Understanding and monitoring non-R&D innovation

I supported ARTI Puglia, as an external expert, in the project PASSPARTOOL, exploring the conceptualisation and monitoring of non-R&D innovation, within an international consortium.

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Relevant Publications

Open Data, Open Science & Open Innovation for Smart Specialisation

Fuster, E., Marinelli, E. Pontikakis, D. Pontikakis, D. Pontikakis, D. Plaud, S., Quinquilla, A. & Massucci, F.,(2020)

JRC Technical Reports JRC119687.

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.