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Smart guide to cluster policy monitoring and evaluation published

The European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change published valuable guidance for cluster policy-makers. It shows how to better monitor results and strategically evaluate policies and programmes set up to support the development of industrial clusters and the competitiveness of its firms.

The new smart guide to cluster policy monitoring and evaluation (also attached) develops a common framework, reviews indicators, methodological approaches and tools. It also provides numerous concrete good practice cases from eight different European countries to illustrate proposed options for monitoring and evaluating policies, programmes, initiatives as well as cluster organisations and cluster partnerships. It highlights good practices, such as ensuring stakeholders' involvement and following participatory approaches, and concludes with six do’s and don'ts for designing an effective cluster policy monitoring and evaluation systems.

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