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Impact Assessment,
Monitoring & Evaluation

What you need.

Impact assessments, monitorings and evaluations are an essential part of European policy as EU policies and laws should be tailored to achieve their objectives at the lowest possible cost.

For this, you need an independent, methodically-driven and experienced evaluator situated in an international network for the monitoring or evaluation of European programmes and initiatives.

What we offer.

We highlight the advantages and disadvantages of policy options. We consider the potential impact on economic, social, and environmental levels. By contributing to the European Better Regulation Agenda, we carry out impact assessments and regulatory fitness checks for decision-makers.

We evaluate programmes and policies in the context of both on-going and ex-post evaluations. We pay attention to the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and added value of your work in areas such as research and innovation, business and start-up promotion, employment and education promotion, energy and climate policy, or regional development.


Impact Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation: A selection of our services

Identification of impacts 

We draw from a comprehensive set of methods to identify potential impacts – from strategic foresight tools to identifying sectoral, environmental, or territorial impacts.

Stakeholder consultations

We develop appropriate consultation strategies together with collection tools, consult your stakeholders, and evaluate the information systematically and according to objective criteria. We further execute this transparently and in compliance with data protection.

Implementation of (regulatory) fitness checks

We support clients like the European Commission in implementing (regulatory) fitness checks to assess whether the legal framework is appropriate for a specific policy area. Our objective is to identify excessive administrative burdens, overlaps, gaps, inconsistencies, and outdated measures, in order to calculate the cumulative impact of legal proposals.

Evaluations and analyses

Pioneering and extensive funding programmes must stand on solid ground, therefore we provide support in the the process from beginning to end. We draw on extensive experience and modern survey tools such as AI-supported analysis. We have a particular focus on theory-based impact evaluations, in which we combine qualitative and counterfactual evaluation approaches.

Conceptual design of monitoring systems

Our experts support the design of monitoring systems, the selection and definition of indicators, and their collection. In doing so, we draw on our Europe-wide experience in monitoring system governance.

Our work in this field

Strengthening Europe’s innovation power

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Prognos supports the European Commission’s General Commission for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) in the strategic development of EU research and innovation policy.

Evaluation of the European Green Deal

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How effective has the EU cohesion policy been in driving green change in Europe? This and other questions are being investigated jointly with COWI, Milieu, and CSIL, on behalf of the European Commission (DG REGIO).

Evaluation of the EU Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes

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Through the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes, the EU Commission promotes research and innovation in Europe. Prognos evaluates parts of the funding programs.

Big Data for spatial analysis in the EU

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The EU would like to use data from private online platforms to develop territorial indicators. We are developing a framework for cooperation and use.

How effective are EU support programs for innovation in SMEs?

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The EU offers a wide range of innovation support for SMEs. Together with partners, Prognos investigated the extent to which the EU funding programs achieve their goals.

Cluster Initiatives Follow-up

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For the European Commission, we evaluated the impact of the EU cluster initiatives

European Regional Development Fund: Evaluation of RTD-Investments

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Evaluation of investments in Research & Technological Development infrastructures and activities supported by the ERDF from 2007 to 2013.

Coordination and harmonisation of ESI Funds and other EU Instruments

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Has harmonization of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) and other EU instruments improved? This is the subject of a study by KPMG and Prognos commissioned by the European Commission.

Evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes: Work Package 12 – Delivery Systems

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Prognos and KPMG analysed the effectiveness and efficiency of cohesion policy implementation during the 2007-2013 period and identified the main underlying success factors and areas in need of development.

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About us

Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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