Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED Programme)

Seminar on "Evaluating Local Development Strategies" in Eger - Detailed Agenda


11 October 2005

09.30 – 09.40

Opening remarks
Zoltan Kun, Head, Heves County Regional and Institution Development Office

9.40 - 9.50

The Trento Centre Evaluation Unit  work programme
Jon Potter, Senior Economist, OECD

9.50 - 10.00

Content and objectives of the seminar

Ivana Studená, Senior Analyst, OECD

10.00 - 10.45

Evaluation methodologies, their use for local development strategies and evidence: from principles to local experiments in other OECD countries
Denis Paillard, French Evaluation Society, INP-ENSAT de Toulouse

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 11.45

Case studies from the Shannon Region of Ireland
Brian Callanan, Research & Development Department, Shannon Development, Ireland

11.45 – 12.15

Local development strategies and their evaluation in Scotland

Neil MacCallum, Director of the Evaluations Department at the Scottish Enterprise, Scotland

12.15 – 12.30

Evaluations of local development programmes in the Nógrád County: key lessons learnt
 Zoltán Szántó,   Deputy Managing Director, Regional Development Agency of Nógrád County

12.30 – 12.45

Evaluation of local development strategies in Hungary: Evidence, obstacles faced and key challenges
Márton Péti, Senior Planner, "VÁTI" Hungarian Public Company for Regional Development and Town Planning

12.45 – 14.00

Lunch break                      

14.00 - 15.00

Working groups: Suitable evaluation strategies, obstacles faced when implementing evaluation in Hungary and how to overcome them.

Working Group 1
Facilitated by Denis Paillard and Brian Callanan
Rapporteur:     Zoltán Szántó 

Working Group 2

Facilitated by Jon Potter and Neil MacCallum
Rapporteur:   Márton Péti

15.00 – 15.30

Coffee break 

15.30 – 16.30

Plenary session
Presentation by rapporteurs on main discussion points from the working groups
Debate and Key Lessons from the Day


Closing remarks
Jon Potter, Senior Economist, OECD
Endre Szala, General Director, National Office for Regional Development (TBC)


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