Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development

How to Assess What Works among Programmes and Policies

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Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development is one of the few books to examine best practices in evaluating programmes for local and regional economic and employment development.  Appropriate for a non-technical readership, this book contains policy proposals for central and local governments aimed at improving the practice of evaluation, enlarging the evidence base for policy and developing a culture of evaluation.

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Four Directions to Improve Evaluation Practices in the European Union

A Commentary on Timothy Bartik's Paper

The aim of this commentary is to place the techniques and methods reviewed and recommended in Timothy Bartik’s paper “Evaluating the Impacts of Local Economic Development Policies on Local Economic Outcomes: What Has Been Done and What is Doable?” into the context of the European Union (EU) (looking in particular at the local/regional economic development programs co-funded by EU Structural Funds). Can we say, on this...


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