Governance by Evaluation for Sustainable Development: Institutional Capacities and Learning

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Michal Sedlacko, André Martinuzzi
Edward Elgar, 2012 - Business & Economics - 314 pages
This path-breaking book provides balanced and comprehensive coverage of current research and practice on the role of evaluation in supporting governance for sustainable development and learning. This accessible study draws lessons from how evaluation studies and evaluation systems advance the agendas of sustainable development and good governance. Such studies open up decision-making processes to stakeholders, supporting evidence-based, coherent and transparent decision-making, integrating concerns of the three domains of sustainable development into decision-making and supporting learning and capacity building. It assesses how political-administrative realities affect the design and use of evaluation studies as well as the institutionalization of monitoring and evaluation systems. The contributors expertly review recent European experience with evaluation at the EU, national, regional and local levels which will appeal to researchers specializing in regional, political and sustainability sciences and practitioners in the area of policy/program evaluation and sustainable development.

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Edited by Michal Sedlacko, FH Campus Wien and André Martinuzzi, Director, Research Institute for Managing Sustainability, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien), Vienna, Austria

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