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The proposed study is based on the conclusion that the institutional and administrative aspects of the public policies, programmes, and projects (PPPP) implementation are one of the weakest points of the operation of Slovene government and its public administration. The theoretical part of the study draws from established theories, such as institutional theory, system theory, theory of rational choice, and good governance theory.

Public governance, regardless of the content of individual policies, refers to two levels, (1) a political institutional level and (2) the level of administrative implementation, i.e. the instrumental level. The two level operate in fundamentally different ways. The first level is mostly in the domain of politics, which implements its goals through government and parliament. The proposed project is focused on the second level, the administrative implementation level, which uses the administrative apparatus (public administration bodies) to realize the politically and institutionally defined goals and priorities in the field of PPPP. We are missing the comprehensive analysis of the situation and of the weaknesses in the domain of implementation and evaluation of PPPP impacts. Neither can we find any attempts in Slovenia to unify the approaches or develop unified methodology of monitoring and evaluating the effects of the PPPP. The indicators of PPPP success are rarely used and IT support of the PPPP implementation processes is weak. The existing instruments allow us to only partially assess the state of public policies. The issue is markedly interdisciplinary. The existing tools are not appropriate for the competent preparation and even less for the monitoring and evaluation of the PPPP. We need interdisciplinary, systematic solutions that would allow the integration of all key aspects to the preparation and implementation of PPPP, especially the institutional, normative, economic/financial and organizational/informational aspect.

The aim of this project is to analyse the current situation in Slovenia and comparatively in selected EU countries to develop a unified methodology and generic integrated model to support the implementation and evaluation of impacts of PPPP. The model will be supported by a catalogue of indicators and a prototype of an IT solution for a unified monitoring and implementation of PPPP in any domain.

The model will be tested in real environment of Slovene ministries on at least three selected PPPP. The main added value of the suggested model is the integration of different aspects of PPPP implementation (process, economic/financial and normative/regulatory). The model will be backed by a consistent system of interconnected and vertically compatible quantitative indicators, which will allow realtime evaluation of the effects and a feedback loop in the PPPP implementation cycle.

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Keywords: PPPP, indicator, pdca, public policy, public governance, public policy analysis, policy, agenda setting, public administration, public management, public finance, research and development indicator, R&D indicator, regulatory impact analysis, RIA, catalog of indicators, catalogue of indicators, benchmark, agenda definition, decision making definition, governance, monitoring and evaluation, plan do check act, public sector, social impact, social policy

Basic information

Project start date: 1. 3. 2016

Project end date: 28. 02. 2019


Project sponzor:
Slovenian Research Agency

Project finance:
The project is being financed with 1600 yearly hours (B price category) for 3 years.


Partners:

  • IPMIT Institute for Project Management and Information Technology Ltd.
  • UL Faculty of Administration

Keywords:  PPPP, indicator, pdca, public policy, public governance, public policy analysis, policy, agenda setting, public administration, public management, public finance, research and development indicator, R&D indicator, regulatory impact analysis, RIA, catalog of indicators, catalogue of indicators, benchmark, agenda definition, decision making definition, governance, monitoring and evaluation, plan do check act, public sector, social impact, social policy