ASSESSMENT OF THE CAPACITIES OF THE POLICY ANALYSIS, MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT DIVISIONS: MSPFC, MH, MEY[EN]
EVALUAREA CAPACITĂŢILOR DIRECŢIILOR DE ANALIZĂ, MONITORIZARE ŞI EVALUARE A POLITICILOR: MPSFC, MS, MET[RO]
Оценка способностей отделов анализа, мониторинга и оценки политик: МСЗСР, МЗ, МПМ[RU]
Assement of the capacities of the policy analysis monitoring and assessement divisions: MSPFC, MH, MEY
Prepared: June 2008
The objective of this report is a thorough analysis of the institutional and professional capacities of the policy analysis, monitoring and assessment divisions of three ministries: Ministry of Social Protection, Family and Child (MSPFC), Ministry of Health (MH), and Ministry of Education and Youth (MEY). The analysis of the divisionsвЂ™ capacities has been carried out with a view to determining how de facto the divisions exercise the functions stipulated in the Government Decision underlying their establishment, identifying the internal and external constraints in the accomplishment of the objectives of the divisions and working out a set of concrete recommendations to improve the situation.
The report is structured into chapters according to the assessed areas. The introductory chapter highlights the objectives and functions of the policy analysis, monitoring, and assessment divisions (PAMAD). The first chapter analyses the PAMAD of the MSPFC. The second chapter analyses the PAMAD of the MH. The third chapter analyses the PAMAD of the MEY. Each chapter includes the analysis of the functions exercised de facto by these divisions, the appropriation of resources for these functions, the existence of the competences and skills needed to exercise these functions, and the existence of initial informational and institutional conditions for these functions. The report also includes a chapter of comparative analysis of the institutional and functional capacities of the divisions.
Each individual chapter contains conclusions, but there is also a set of general conclusions for all the analyzed divisions. The general conclusions have been worked out on the basis of the information from the comparative chapter. On the basis of the conclusions for each chapter, some concrete and practical recommendations have been worked out to improve the institutional and professional abilities of the PAMADs.
The key recommendations include: development of professional capacities in the area of statistics; concrete and practical assessment of the social policies and programs; skills in cost-benefit analysis, ex-ante and ex-post impact analysis etc.; provision with the SPSS programs and skills in their application; use of other quality analysis programs; employing people with statistical, economic, policy, managerial and institutional competences in the PAMADs; working out concrete and practical methodologies of evidence-based policy evaluation; working out concrete, practical methodologies adjusted to the sectorsвЂ™ needs for the assessment of relevant policies; additional collection of data and information disaggregated by programs and policies with a view to assess the impact of social policies.