Document / search engine: Good Practice Case Study within ERA-LEARN 2020 Practices of Evaluation and Impact Assessment
Framework project: Strengthening partnership programmes in Europe
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Website link: https://www.era-learn.eu/documents/case_study_jpimybl_indicators_final.pdf
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Within a climate of overall appreciation with respect to the progress of Public to Public Partnerships (P2Ps),
the attendees of the Annual Joint Programming Conference 2016 stressed that the time is ripe to show what
impact has been achieved – showing evidence for this impact acquires adequate approaches and processes
of evaluation. P2Ps, as highly complex system innovation platforms that develop in an evolutionary manner,
are driven by “collective search and learning” processes – which particularly holds for their Monitoring &
Evaluation. Three case studies2
therefore showcase examples of Monitoring & Evaluation and identify
approaches and processes that allow P2Ps to assess the impact achieved.
The Joint Programming Initiative More Years Better Lives (JPI MYBL) is an example of a Joint Programming
Initiative in which a set of performance indicators has been set up in an early phase of the programme. The
set of key indicators was later used in an independent evaluation in order to assess the progress made in the
JPI. The case study demonstrates that performance indicators can provide good guidance for legitimation
and learning on the one hand, but tremendous effort may be required to collect relevant information.
Therefore, indicators need to be selected with care and the Monitoring and Evaluation framework must allow
for modifications to the indicator set at a later point. This case study provides information on the development
of the indicators set and how the indicators were used by the external evaluation. It is not the purpose of this
case study to analyse the results and achievements of JPI MYBL.
Countries/regions described/represented: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonian, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands