Staff Training Evaluation Advanced 2017

Overall, training has provided a lot of useful information and data, as well as the best international practice examples - through the sessions and group exercises.

Dane Atanasković, Innovation Fund Serbia


Training gave opportunities to receive information needed for projects monitoring and evaluation. Due to several appoaches and a huge number of methods it is important to look for right way of chosen adequate options. Experience from other colleagues could also help thanks to this training.

Ivona Jerković, HAMAG-BICRO


A very good overview of evaluation methods and their flaws.

M. Seip, Netherlands Enterprise Agency


The training was comprehensive, interesting and inspiring. Very professional and interesting/interactive trainers.

Ivana Crnić Duplančić, HAMAG-BICRO


Intense, interesting, well structured training! Would suggest adding more pracice to the training.

Natalija Sandić, Innovation Fund Serbia


The training provides a clearly structured and comprehensive overview of different evaluation techniques. Also, the logic model is a very helpful instrument in my work.

Jouke Wortelboer, Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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 comprised 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.


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