LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

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

 

 

22 November 2005

09.30 – 09.40

Opening remarks
Eva Píšová, Head of the Evaluation Unit,  Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic
Peter Tatarko, Co-ordinator of the  OECD LEED Trento Centre

09.50 – 10.00

The Trento Centre Evaluation Unit  work programme
Content and objectives of the seminar

Ivana Studená, Senior Analyst, OECD

10.00 – 11.00

METHODS AND TOOLS FOR EVALUATIONS OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

10.00 – 10.50

Evaluation methodologies and their use for local development strategies

Mike Geddes, University of Warwick, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom

10.50 – 11.00

Comments

Jon Potter, Senior Economist, OECD

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee

11.30 – 12.45

 

WORKSHOP
SUITABLE EVALUATION STRATEGIES, OBSTACLES FACED WHEN IMPLEMENTING EVALUATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM.

11.30 – 11.40

Objectives and structure of the working sessions.

11.40-

12.45

Discussions in 2 Working groups

 

Working Group 1
An example of  a local development  strategy and its evaluation

Discussion facilitated by Jon Potter

Working Group 2
An example of  a local development  strategy and its evaluation

Discussion facilitated by Ivana Studená
                           

12.45-

14.00

Lunch break

 

14.00 -

15.00

EVALUATIONS OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES -  EVIDENCE FROM OECD MEMBER COUNTRIES

14.00 – 14.30

Evaluations of local development programmes in Spain: key lessons learnt

Fernando Barreiro,  Director, Proyecto Local, Barcelona, Spain

14.30-

15.00

Application of an evaluation methodology for local development strategies, case studies from Ireland

Brendan O'Keeffe, National University of Ireland, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, Ireland

15.00-

15.30

Coffee

15.30 – 17.00

KEY LESSONS FROM THE DAY

15.30 – 16.30

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

16.30

 

Closing remarks

Jon Potter, Senior Economist, OECD