Policy Instrument Evaluation

A Tool for Increasing Efficiency in Environmental Policy

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What role do evaluations for environmental policies have in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden? And could evaluations be better implemented in order to create and uphold effective and efficient environmental policies? These are the two questions this study aims at answering. The study focuses on three main areas in regard to ex-ante and ex-post evaluations for environmental policies: Organisation, guidelines and specific evaluations. As a result of the analysis, a number of lessons learnt for the three investigated areas are found and a set of recommendations on how to improve the evaluation of environmental policies in the Nordic countries in the future are provided.



Policy evaluation in the Nordic countries

In this chapter, we provide both an assessment of the evaluation guidelines used in the Nordic countries and an assessment of the methodologies applied in already conducted evaluations of environmental policies.


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