Geografie 2004, 109, 36-52

Evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency of regional policy programmes: Analysis of ex ante evaluations of programming documents

Martina Hartlová

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje PřF UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The paper focuses on evaluation of regional policy programmes in the European Union and in the Czech Republic as a tool for improving effectiveness and efficiency of the regional policy. The main methodological problems and conceptual questions are summarized as well as the current situation of evaluation practice in the EU. A special attention is also dedicated to the existing experience of the Czech Republic in this area, in particular in the ax ante evaluation. Finally, the paper presents several possible solutions for the future evaluation development that could result in the improvement of the regional policy in the Czech Republic.


Autorka děkuje za finanční podporu Grantové agentuře UK, projekt č. 227/2003/B-GEO/PrF.