Results and solutions

The study will be conducted in three phases.

The first phase of the study will include an analysis of the PPPP implementation within the public administration authorities in Slovenia and a comparative study of selected countries.

The second phase will involve the development of a generic model of PPPP implementation and evaluation, based on its own catalogue of indicators.

The third phase will be extension of the KRONOS catalogue of indicators, which will allow the use of the model in any PPPP domain. An IT solution will be constructed to allow the use of the model and the catalogue of indicators, which will be tested on three selected PPPP implementation domains.

The study is designed to lead us to new theoretical findings about the key PPPP implementation aspects as well as to results and solutions which will contribute significantly to strengthening the PPPP implementation competences of the top hierarchical levels of ministries and directorates (and on the local level). The catalogue of indicators will be published online as a public expert database (in two languages) – http://atena-kronos.si/en/.

In the first phase, we will focus on WPs 1, 2 and 3, which are complementary.

In the scope of WP 1, we will undertake a thorough comparative analysis of the field in question in other EU countries. We will define the key phases of the implementation of developmental programmes, their key activities, the main stakeholders and their competences and responsibilities. While studying the approaches and solution of other countries, we will focus on the placement and organisation of specialised business functions that deal with the analysis and implementation of the PPPP.

In the scope of WP 2, we will analyse the approaches, organisational solutions, practices and competences in the field of PPPP implementation in the ministries and public institutions in Slovenia, questions related to the placement of analytical and developmental functions (policy making units) in the structure of the executive authorities, i.e. the structure of the ministries and directorates, their organisation (if it exists), the number of employees, responsibilities, tasks, activities, etc. We will determine the extent that the ministries systematically deal with the longterm development of their domains, the extent that they develop strategic management, the state of strategic documents and the extent of their implementation. Special attention will be paid to the role of the normative regulation of the field (division of competences and responsibilities) and to the importance of dependable financial and HR sources for the success of the programmes and projects. We will analyse the extent that the process of implementation is influenced by the established structures within the institutions that implement the projects (isomorphism).

WP3 – The object of the case study is to carefully analyse the PPPP implementation in a selected domain. In contrast to WP 2, where we focused on the general characteristics of the PPPP implementation, WP 3 will focus on the process aspects, which are very important for the development of our own model.

Three studies will be released as a result of Phase 1, which will be of interest to the wider scientific and professional public. Their findings will serve as the basis for Phase 2.

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

The first step of the second phase, will be the organisation of an international workshop, where we will present our theoretical and practical findings to the scientific and professional public and check our starting point for the development of our own solutions. All this will serve as the good basis for the development of our own methodology and model to support the processes of the preparation, implementation and evaluation of PPPP.

The results of the development of model for monitoring and evaluating PPPP in the public sector will contribute to the goaloriented management of developmental policy and indirectly to the programoriented funding of the suggested programmes. In the scope of the conception and development of this model, we will analyse strategic documents (in accordance with the chosen methodology and considering the goals of the strategy, priorities and content). This will be the basis for the evaluation of individual programmes (from the point of view of priorities, the achievement of goals, legal requirements and financial conditions).

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

In the third phase, the KRONOS catalogue of indicators will be extended to cover all indicators, which will allow the use of the designed model and its testing within different PPPP fields. In the final research phase, the entire platform will be tested on two selected fields and optimised through empirical examination. An overview and analysis of the existing conceptual and methodological solutions connected to measurement of efficiency and success of the government expenses on the national level will be of key importance for the optimisation of the model using the example of Slovenia.

Monitoring and evaluation of strategic documents and development policies will result in information on the acceptability of programs and indicators of consistency with other programs, including possible duplications, and serve as basis for advancing the operations as well as omitting certain programs. All the findings, outcomes and conclusions will be published in a scientific monograph to be issued before the end of the project.

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