The OECD and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Finance organised this seminar on evaluating innovative approaches to public service delivery, on 30-31 October 2007 in Madrid. The seminar was chaired by Mr. Barry Anderson, head of the Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD. Participants included 57 delegates from member and non-member countries, international organisations, and others.
Session 1: Evaluating public policies performed under public-private collaboration
Session 2: The role of stakeholders in the evaluation process - ensuring the citizen's point of view
Mr. Richard Wilson
, Director of INVOLVE - Foundation on Evaluating Public Engagement, United Kingdom.
Mr. Brian Marson
, Senior Advisor - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Canada.
Session 3: Implications for budgeting
Session 5: Private finance initiatives in transport infrastructures
Session 6: Vouchers in education
Mr. Anders Hultin
, President and CEO of Kunskapsskolan (Swedish private schools), Sweden.
Mr. Greg Forster
, Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Friedman Foundation, USA.
Mr. Tilman Slembeck
, Professor of Economics, Center of Public Policy, and Mr. Andreas Bergmann
, Professor of Public Management, Director of the Institute of Public Management, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland.
Session 7: Outsourcing and collaborative partnerships in health
Mr. Rudy Douven
, CPB (Central Plan Bureau) Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the Netherlands.
Mr Philippe Burger
, Chairman of the Economics Department, University of the Free State, South Africa.
Session 8: Outsourcing and collaborative partnerships in research, development and innovation
Ms. Ester Basri
, Principal Administrator (Human Resources, Steering and Funding of Research) Science and Technology Policy Division, OECD.
Mr. Luis Sanz-Menéndez
, Director of the Research Unit on Comparative Policy and Politics, SPRITTE - Spanish Policy Research on Innovation & Technology, Training and Education, Spain.
Mr. Seung Jun Soo
, Associate Research Fellow, Bio R&D Evaluation Center, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), Korea.
Session 9: Implications for accountability and control