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Monitoring & Evaluation

What 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 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.

To this end, we have developed targeted monitoring concepts for funding programmes and conduct ex-ante evaluations and assessments of, for example, revolving financial instruments. One of our main areas of expertise is found in the field of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). Our team is a member of the European Evaluation Community and participates in the European Evaluation Society (EES).

Monitoring & Evaluation: A selection of our services

Ex-ante evaluations

Pioneering and extensive funding programmes must stand on solid ground, which is where we provide support in the this process. The main tasks are, but not limited to, the evaluation of the programme strategy, its consistency and feasibility, and an examination of the planned indicators and the financial plan.

Ex-ante analyses for financial instruments

In the context of guiding financial instruments in European funding programmes, a specific ex-ante assessment is necessary in advance. We support the analysis of investment and funding needs in the defined policy areas, assess the market and investment situation, and the added value of the financial instrument compared to other forms of financing. From this we derive recommendations for investment strategies. 

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.

On-going evaluations

As part of accompanying on-going evaluations, we support you during the programme’s implementation with evaluations of process quality and initial impact assessments. This provides early insights into the needs for optimisation and action requirements that are important for the realignment of programmes.

Ex-post evaluations

With ex-post evaluations, we support you in the overall assessment once the programme is complete. For this purpose, we draw on extensive experience and modern survey tools such as AI-supported analysis. There is a particular focus on theory-based impact evaluations, in which we combine qualitative and counterfactual evaluation approaches.

Our work in this field

Big Data for spatial analysis in the EU

| Project

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?

| Project

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

| Project

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

European Regional Development Fund: Evaluation of RTD-Investments

| Project

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

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

| Project

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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Daniel Gehrt

Senior Project Manager

+49 30 520 059 279

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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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