VI. Working Group on Public Policy Analysis Development Issues
WG Programme Coordinators:
Associate Professor, Economic Policy Department at the National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine. She worked as an adviser in policy analysis and financial policy for various technical assistance projects provided by USAID, CIDA, and UNDP and participated in training projects provided by Wales University, World Bank etc. in CEE and Balkan countries. She has wide experience in designing and delivering training courses for multi-ethnic groups. She has more than 100 publications which include monographs, articles, and research and policy papers.
Main focus and working aims
The WG still remains a constructive, solid, learning forum for academics, policymakers and other stakeholders in exchanging experiences on how academics can meet the urgent needs of public servants, civil society in practice-oriented, evidence-based studies in preparing and promoting relevant policy advice as well as in upgrading academic and training programmes in public policy analysis and encouraging the transfer of knowledge on public policy in Central and Eastern Europe.
The goal of the WG - what does the existing CEE experience tell us about the contribution of public policies to sustainable well-being and growth?
Guidelines for contributors
The authors are welcome to present their paper proposals focused on:
-Towards evidence-based, participatory decision-making and the use of evaluation results (what are the effects and for whom?);
-EU Macro regional governance systems and capacities in making decisions and achieving wellbeing and growth;
-What improvements in the performance management, strategic management approaches, methods, techniques, tools, results and impact assessment are needed for the promotion of sustainable growth?;
-Demand of collaborative governance approaches and diffusion of power to networks, city to city networks for regional growth;
-Performance reporting at national and CEE level.
We invite prospective presenters to focus on the techniques of policy analysis and development, in an effort to increase the practical relevance of the Working Group and to develop a common knowledge base. The involvement of practitioners is highly appreciated. We therefore request presenters to add at least a few paragraphs of their papers, which should focus on the practical relevance of their papers, and invite them to involve practitioners as ‘peer-reviewers’ in this respect. Papers written in cooperation between practitioners and researchers are highly welcome.