Presentation on theme: "Evaluating administrative and institutional capacity building"— Presentation transcript:
1 Evaluating administrative and institutional capacity building International Evaluation & Methodology Conference6-7 May 2010 BudapestAnna Galazka European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit
2 Outline Rationale for the evaluation Purpose and evaluation questions Analytical framework and methodology
3 What is administrative capacity? “the process through which individuals, organizations and societies obtain, strengthen and maintain the capabilities to set and achieve their own development objectives over time” UNDP“the capacity to manage the complex processes and interactions that constitute a working political and economic system” World Bank
5 General aspectsImportance of administrative capacity for the economy and for the people;Administrative and institutional reforms in the last 20 years;Role of the EU in the administrative capacity building.
6 ESF Regulation – the legal basis Strengthening institutional capacity and the efficiency of:public administrations and public services at national, regional and local level;and, where relevant, of the social partners and non-governmental organisations,with a view to reforms, better regulation and good governance especially in the economic, employment, education, social, environmental and judicial fields.
7 Purpose of the Evaluation & Evaluation Questions
8 Purpose of the evaluation To assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the ESF interventions in the administrative and institutional capacity building;To provide recommendations on the priority for programming period, particularly the role of the Commission.
9 Evaluation questionsWhat was the context in which administrative and institutional capacity building interventions have taken place?What is the perceived impact of the EU pre-accession and ESF support to administrative and institutional capacity building in the Member States?How could a future ESF priority on administrative and institutional capacity building look like? - What could be the role of the Commission?
11 Methodology step by step Scoping analysis – identifying issues and interventions relevant for administrative capacity building – literature reviewContext analysis - inventory of administrative capacity building interventions in 10 MS - national reportsMapping of the relevant ESF interventions
12 Scoping – dimensions of administrative capacity building Policy – organisational developmentlegislation;management;cooperation.Human Resources – individual capacity developmentpeople;competences/skills;operating budget.Systems and tools - development of instruments, methods, guidelines, manuals, procedures, forms
14 Context analysis – problem factors in MS administrations an inherited political cultureweak structures and cooperationskills and competence gaps amongst civil servants
15 Mapping of ESF Administrative Capacity Building Activities Types of activitiesCountries where this activity is implementedNational (N) /Regional (R) /Local (L)Main indicator usedImplementation of strategic plans and/or organisational development plansRomaniaHungaryLithuaniaGreeceN, R, LN, LNNumber of administrative bodies affected by organisational development measuresActivities to enhance modernisation of financial managementPolandNumber of institutions receiving support for performance-based budgeting
16 Example: Challenges to Human Resource Development Strategies in National Administrations Can not be addressed by ESF interventions as presented in the OPs:Outdated strategy (RO);Lack of responsibility (RO);Lack of awareness on importance HR (RO).Can be addressed by ESF interventions as presented in the OPs:Lack of sound analysis for HRD development (BG);Lack of trained staff in HR departments (BG);Lack of integrated strategy (HU/SL/BG).
17 Difficulties for the evaluation Lack of proper indicatorsMost of the capacity-building projects have just startedLimited transparency, dependency from political decisions
18 Next steps Case studies - selected projects Validation of findings through national focus groupsInterviews with key experts from international organisationsDeveloping recommendationsCentral workshop on the future role of ESFFinal report planned for September 2010