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Research on policy governance

Increasing attention is being given not just to the content of policy, but how its design, management and implementation can affects its impact.  This research theme explores the policy cycle from strategy development, through to communication, monitoring and evaluation, and analyses the roles of administrative capacity, citizen engagement and other factors in policy.

Found 9 Results
2014
- 2016

Partnership principle and multi-level governance during the programming phase of the ES and ESI funds

The project examines the extent and modalities through which which the partnership principle has been applied in the programming phase of the European Structural and Investment Funds. The research develops an evidence base to inform the reports required under the regulatory framework for 2014-20 and provides an analytical basis for the design of the policy…

2014
- 2016

Performance framework during the programming phase of the ES and ESI funds

The project examines the extent and modalities through which EU regulatory provisions relating to the performance framework have been applied in the programming phase of the European Structural and Investment Funds. The research develops an evidence base to inform the reports required under the regulatory framework for 2014-20 and provides an analytical basis for the…

2015
- 2015

Transnational cooperation projects in LEADER – analysis of their potentials and outlook into the 2014-20 programme period

The project involved examining the added value or transnational cooperation under LEADER, using project examples from Austria, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain. It provides recommendations for governance arrangements for future transnational LEADER projects in 2014-20. Funded by: LAG Oststeirisches Kernland, Austria

2014
- 2014

2014-2020: Preparations and administrative capacity of Member States

The project examined the extent to which the Member States’ administrative capacities were prepared for the implementation of Cohesion policy in the 2014-20 period based on 14 Member State case studies. Funded by: DG Regio, European Commission

2013
- 2014

An assessment of multilevel governance in the 2007-13 period

The project involves a review and assessment of multi-level governance in Cohesion policy in 2007-2013 by examining the evolution of the concept in terms of its definition and conceptual framework, analysing the implementation of MLG in the EU27, as well as describing the advantages and disadvantages of partnerships in policy-making. Moreover, the study aims to…

2002
- 2003

Investigating the role of regional development agencies in Central and Eastern Europe

The project involved investigation of the role of Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) in the Central and East European EU Candidate Countries and specifically in the Czech Republic and Poland. The research has four specific objectives: i) to review the operation and legislative basis of RDAs across the Central and East European Candidate Countries, providing the…

2003
- 2003

Regional management structures in Austria

The project comprised an evaluation of the Austrian regional management structure, including an international perspective designed to situate the Austrian experience in the wider European context. Funded by: OSB Unternehmensberatung Gesmbh, Austria

2000
- 2000

Public-private partnership: models and lessons from internatiional practice

The project involved a brief review of models of Public Private Partnership, an overview of practice in specific countries and a summary of the issues and lessons identified in the burgeoning international literature on Public Private Partnership. As the questions being addressed by European countries have more relevant lessons for local authorities in Nordic countries;…

1999
- 1999

Out-sourcing programme management: a comparative assessment

The project involved case study research to review selected international experience with the outsourcing of programme management functions. It had four aims: (i) to summarise trends in institutional and operational arrangements for Structural Fund administration, identifying the degree to which outsourcing existed; (ii) to identify a typology to describe the forms of outsourcing used in…