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Pilot exercise on result indicators Operational Programme "Entrepreneurship and Innovation" DG REGIO Evaluation Network Meeting Brussels, 22 June 2012
OP «Entrepreneurship and Innovation» Priority: Promotion of Entrepreneurship Total OP budget = 1,1 billion EUR (ERDF contribution 736,73 mln EUR) Covers all Latvia`s territory as one NUTS2 Convergence region 3 priorities and 5 measures aimed at development of science, promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship, promotion of R&D technology transfer and applied research, strenghtening of R&D and science infrastructure, promotion of cooperation between scientists and entrepreneurs by supporting creation of new enterprises and facilitating access to finance Absorption capacity = 1 534 projects approved exceeding 641,8 mln EUR Committed funds = 84 % of the total allocation Payments to beneficiaries = 49 % of the total allocation 2
EU Funds allocation in OP «Entrepreneurship and Innovations» by priorities mln. EUR, % of total EU funding of OP * 3 * EU Funding according to decisions of Cabinet of Ministers by 31.05.2012
COM pilot exercise on future result indicators Example: Promotion of Entrepreneurship Objective: Promotion of economic activity and strenghthening of competitiveness by setting up new enterprises and development of existing ones In order to adress challenges of the macroeconimical situation (crisis) and to ensure targeted strenghthening of international competitiveness of industry sectors, new activity was introduced in 2010 : - Access to international trade markets – strengthening of competitiveness of industry sectors - Funding available for new activity =7,1 mln EUR (ERDF contribution 4,3 mln EUR) Currently we have 3 output indicators and 2 result indicators which represent main activities. These indicators are defined in line with the priority objectives. 4
5 The main logics of the analisys was to apply new logics for outputs and results to demonstrate their direct contribution to priority objective Applying new COM approach
The main tasks done: 1)Discussion on the definition of objective: it was actually not one but two objectives 2)Spliting objectives of priority according to the expected results : do the results lead directly to whole objective? No. It was necessary to divide existing priority into 3 priorities according to the aims of existing activities 3)Definition of new results leading to objective: 3 new results 4)Distinguishing between outputs and results 5)Analisys of data needed! Recollection of data is problematic. Additional source – database of State revenue Service is neede to be used – since more specific data on performance of the companies is needed (e.g. information on turnover. Information has to be publically available, simple 6
7 What do you want to change? (result) IndicatorsPolicy ActionERDF Allocation Priority 1Result IndicatorsOutput Indicators to promote the formation of new enterprises Name: active enterprises Definition: Total number of active enterprises (in supported sectors) Source: Commercial register Baseline: available Target: Increase in total number of active enterprises by X % (to be defined based on research) comparing to prior year Name: enterprises newly established in incubators Definition: Survival rate of graduated enterprises 1 year after leaving incubator Source: Commercial register Baseline: Available Target: To be defined X% Name: Total percentage of potential entrepreneurs consulted Definition: Number of potential entrepreneurs consulted that have established enterprise 1 year after consultation received Source: Business plans of potential entrepreneurs, Commercial register Baseline: Available Target: To be defined X% Setting up and operating business incubators (184.108.40.206. Business incubators) Consulting and encouraging persons that are interested in establishing enterprises, assisting in carrying out a business plan (220.127.116.11. Measure to encourage innovations and business start – up) 29 mEUR 2,9 mEUR Applying new COM approach
8 What do you want to change? (result) Result IndicatorsOutput IndicatorsPolicy Action ERDF Allocation to enhance the competitiveness of existing enterprises Name: export performance Definition: Total amount of export from Latvia (supported companies) Source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia Baseline: Available Target: Increase in export amount in Latvia in supported sectors by X% comparing to prior year Name: foreign direct investments Definition: Total amount of foreign direct investments Baseline: Available Target: Increase in total amount of foreign direct investments by X% comparing to prior year (involved companies compared to not involved companies operating in the same sectors) Name: participating enterprises in international fairs Definition: Number of projects supported * Source: Number of agreements signed Baseline: Available Target: To be defined Name: potential investors consulted Definition: Percentage of investors consulted that have invested in Latvian companies Source: State Revenue Service, Commercial register Baseline: Available Target: To be defined X% Support to participate in international fairs (18.104.22.168.1. Access to international trade markets – external marketing) Representation abroad for LV companies to do business (22.214.171.124.2. Access to international trade markets – strengthening of competitiveness of industry sector) 38,8 mEUR 7 mEUR Applying new COM approach
9 What do you want to change? (result) Result IndicatorsOutput IndicatorsPolicy Action ERDF Allocation to enhance the competitiveness of existing enterprises Name: Turnover of supported companies Definition: Increase of turnover in supported companies Source: State revenue service Target: : Increase of turnover in supported companies by 10% 1 year after support received Name: Companies within the cluster Definition: Number of companies involved in cluster activity Source: Agreements signed (management information system) Baseline:Available Target: 300 * Support of companies to implement activities within cluster programme (126.96.36.199. Cluster programme) 4,8 mEUR Applying new COM approach
Territory development index of novad and republic cities, 2010 10
11 What do you want to change? (result) Result IndicatorsOutput IndicatorsPolicy Action ERDF Allocation Decreasing regional disparities Name: Territory development index Definition: Decrease in differences between of development indexes of supported and not supported regions in Latvia Source: Central Statistical Bureau Baseline: Available Target: Name: enterprises supported in specially assisted areas Definition: Number of enterprises in specially assisted areas that have received support for improving competitiveness Source: Number of projects completed Baseline: Available * Target: 280 ** Investment aid to enterprises in specially assisted areas (188.8.131.52. Co – financing to the investments in micro, small and medium – sized enterprises operating in the specially assisted areas) 45 mEUR Applying new COM approach
Lessons learned and issues discussed Exercise as a good start for changing approach in order to set appropriate result and output indicators in next planning period Possibility to re – evaluate current systemic approach The new approach suggests more focused priorities so that the specific result could be determined and measured 12
Re – thinking the design of priority axis led to dividing the current priority axis into 3 seperate priorities Relevant data sources and approach to obtaining data is of great importance which needs sufficient consideration The planned change and availability of data shall be considered when re – defining result indicators Sufficient consideration and analysis when determining targets 13 Lessons learned and issues discussed
Thank you! Iruma Kravale Deputy Director, EU Funds Strategy Department Ministry of Finance, LATVIA email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 14
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