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.



Evaluation of a policy instrument

We have from the 32 already conducted evaluations analysed in the previous chapter selected one for scrutiny. This means that the aim is to assess whether this evaluation could have overcome some of its weaknesses if the evaluator had access to the lessons learnt – presented in the previous chapter.


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