Associate Professor Ondřej Dvouletý contributed to the new OECD Framework for the Evaluation of SME and Entrepreneurship Policies and Programmes

The OECD has published a new methodological framework for the evaluation of SME and enterpreneurship eolicies and programmes. Associate Professor Ondřej Dvouletý from the Department of Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Business Administration participated on its development. Other members of the author team include Jonathan Potter (Head, Entrepreneurship Policy and Analysis Unit, CFE, OECD), David Storey (University of Sussex) and Pablo Shah (OECD/CFE).

The resulting document illustrates:

  • a complex methodological framework for the evaluation of entrepreneurship policies, emphasizing the need to define their expected impacts already during their preparation,
  • explains the specifics of individual evaluation methods, key outcome indicators and the selection of appropriate control groups,
  • and it summarizes in a structured way the results of 50 evaluation studies from 28 OECD member states, including the Czech Republic.

Each of these studies is additionally evaluated through the so-called Evaluation Quality Score reflecting selected aspects of the quality of the study while the emphasis is placed on the choice of suitable and robust methods.

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