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Coverage review is a vital and well-established a part of the coverage procedure, facilitating and feeding again to advertise the continued effectiveness of guidelines which have been applied or awaiting regulations within the making. Environmental coverage is a distinct case, offering new complexities unusual to different parts, which average assessment instruments are ill-equipped to grapple with. it's also a space that's experiencing quick development in the course of the international and data is now wanted in any respect degrees of presidency and in NGOs, companies and different firms, all of whom are required to evaluate the effectiveness in their rules. This guide is the 1st advisor to environmental coverage assessment in perform. starting with an creation to the final ideas of review, it explains the actual complexities local to the environmental sphere and gives a complete toolkit of evaluate tools and strategies which the practitioner can hire and discuss with time and again. The authors additionally reflect on layout matters that could face the coverage evaluator, together with involvement of stakeholders, the sensitivities among them, the a priori overview of the evaluability of a box, the maximization of the usage of the reviews? results, and lots more and plenty extra. all through, the idea is illustrated with sensible examples from world wide, making this the basic better half consultant for somebody tasked with making sure that environmental coverage fulfils its goals and achieves its strength.

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Qxd 20 8/27/2008 11:58 AM Page 20 THE HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY EVALUATION The second real life example concerns an evaluation as to why scientific research, including deliberately policy-oriented research, in the environmental field – or an associated subfield – has had such a limited impact upon environmental policy-making. This question again cannot be adequately answered on the basis of an evaluation of individual research projects and their valorization (or lack thereof ). What is required is an analysis of the institutional organization of knowledge production, and how it is stimulated and applied, including the operational approaches and styles in the field, etc.

Policy evaluation, therefore, even though it comes up with high-quality research and with highly relevant recommendations, does not guarantee any learning. Nevertheless, some approaches in policy evaluation, particularly those emphasizing the importance of participation, also pay a great deal of attention to (increasing) the learning effect, as Chapter 4 will clarify in more detail. 2 The JEP triangle: The three rationalities of policy evaluated Various policy scientists have pointed out that public policy is based on more than a single rationale or basic motive.

In other words, such an evaluation requires an analysis of the institutional context, rather than an analysis of the impact of this or the other policy measure. qxd 20 8/27/2008 11:58 AM Page 20 THE HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY EVALUATION The second real life example concerns an evaluation as to why scientific research, including deliberately policy-oriented research, in the environmental field – or an associated subfield – has had such a limited impact upon environmental policy-making. This question again cannot be adequately answered on the basis of an evaluation of individual research projects and their valorization (or lack thereof ).

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