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ERIC Number: EJ1171900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Reluctant to Learn? The Use of Evaluation to Improve EU Cohesion Policy Implementation in Polish and Spanish Regions
Wojtowicz, Dominika Maria; Kupiec, Tomasz
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v14 n1 p103-120 Feb 2018
For many European Union (EU) member states, the Cohesion Policy (CP) was the channel through which the practice of evaluation was transmitted into domestic administration. Studies have shown that the EU member countries differ in terms of their evaluation capacity and activity. None of those studies, however, addresses regional governments, which are important actors in CP management systems. Our article presents the first cross-state comparative study on the evaluation activity and use by regional authorities in Poland and Spain. We explain the observed differences in evaluation using the concept of internal propensity and external pressure on evaluation, which in the case of regions, is imposed by the EU as well as national authorities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union; Poland; Spain
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