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Оценка на програмите за публично финансиране
Evaluation of Public Financing Programs

Author(s): Stoyan Kanatov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Economy, National Economy, Public Finances, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: public financing; public financing programs; impact assessment; European structural and investment funds
Summary/Abstract: Conducting various assessments is an important element of the implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds. There are clearly defined goals and responsibilities for the evaluations in each programming and implementation cycle (preliminary, intermediate and subsequent). The implementation of the evaluation process in many countries from Central and South-eastern Europe is a result of the requirements noted in the regulations on the European Structural and Investment Funds. The aim of this paper is to present the role of the theoretical and methodological knowledge in the public financing programs assessment, to review the main methods for conducting an impact assessment as well as to conduct a comparative analysis on these methods.