Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development How to Assess What Works among Programmes and Policies: How to Assess What Works among Programmes and Policies

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OECD Publishing, Nov 30, 2004 - 462 pages
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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Page 56 - Program evaluation is the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and outcomes of programs to make judgments about the program, improve program effectiveness, and/or inform decisions about future programming.
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