Staff Training Evaluation Advanced 2017

Date: 20-21 September 2017, Zagreb


Length: 2 days


Speakers: Erik Arnold, Cristina Rosemberg (Technopolis UK)


Brief Description/Content

- Evaluation principles: a swift recapitulation

- Innovation systems: theory and heuristics of the roles of research and innovation in economic development and the rationales for state intervention

- Intervention logics: traditional and more advanced logic charting for evaluation and intervention design

- Ex ante evaluation

- Overview of qualitative methods, with focus on

         -- Case study and the use of detailed qualitative study

         -- Methods for long-term evaluation and impact analysis

         -- Meta-analysis for evaluation and policy design

- Quantitative economic approaches

         -- The uses and limits of econometrics in innovation evaluation

         -- Quantitative approaches to counterfactual analysis

         -- Cost-Benefit analysis

         -- Using experiments in evaluation

- How evaluation interacts with behaviour: performance-based funding systems

- Peer review and its uses

- Systems evaluation and the systemic approach


The course will comprise a mixture of lectures, discussion and practical examples of the issues discussed in each session. We provided two evaluation examples ahead of the training course – one qualitative and one quantitative – to form a basis for discussion during the course.

Who Should Attend?

Mid-career officials from the TAFTIE organization with some experience of – or need to understand – programme design and evaluation in the wider context of the agency’s work.


Learning Outcome

- Understand the roles and uses of evaluation in the context of current innovation theories and policies

- Overview important methods in innovation evaluation

- Extending the traditional tool-kit

- Considering uses and limitations of methods

- Anticipate systemic roles and effects of evaluation

- Opening the question of the influence of evaluation on behavior

- Moving beyond programme evaluation towards systems evaluation

- Prepare to be able to ask the next set of (more) interesting and difficult evaluation questions


Costs (lunch included)

For TAFTIE members: EUR 600,-- (Travel and hotel costs have to be additionally covered by the participant’s agency)

For non-members: please contact for further details



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