OECD Framework for the Evaluation of SME and Entrepreneurship Policies and Programmes

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04 Feb 2008
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This Framework provides policy makers with a practical and accessible guide to best practice evaluation methods for SME and entrepreneurship policies and programmes. It uses case studies from a wide range of OECD countries to examine the benefits of evaluation and how best to address common issues that arise when commissioning and undertaking SME and entrepreneurship evaluations.

Key evaluation principles are set out, including the ‘Six Steps to Heaven’ approach. These principles are illustrated with examples of evaluations of national, regional and local programmes that can be explored further by the reader.

The publication focuses not only on the evaluation of individual policies and programmes, but also on peer review evaluations and assessment of the impact of SMEs and entrepreneurship of mainstream programmes that do not have business development as their principal aim. This book complements other existing guidelines, as it focusses particularly on problem situations and exceptions to the general rules.

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Table of Contents

Summary and Route Map
Section 1. Evalutaion Issues
Section 2. Evaluation of Individual National Programmes
Section 3. Evaluation of Regional and Local Programmes
Section 4. The Role of Peer Review in Evaluation
Section 5. Reviewing the Aggregate Impact of Public Policies
Appendix A. The OECD Istanbul Position
Appendix B. Six Steps to Heaven: Methods for Assessing the Impact of SME Policy
Appendix C. Examples of Evaluation Guidance
Appendix D. Assessing the Quality of an Evaluation
Appendix E. Framework Condition Indicators: Entrepreneurship Conditions in Denmark in 2005
Appendix F. Summary of the Evaluation of State Aid to SMEs in the Member States, European Economic Area and the Candidate Countries

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