To address current challenges and seize future opportunities, the decision makers have to undertake innovative and, sometimes, bold governance tools and approaches. Monitoring and evaluation enables them to deploy resources with more impact.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also shown that governments need a vision and flexibility when adapting to changing circumstances. Citizens increasingly expect to receive personalised digital services, transparent and clear information.
In order to address complex problems, the public sector is expected to collaborate with stakeholders from different sectors in the decision-making processes (co-design) and implementation (co-delivery). In the context of rapid digital transformation, big data analytics is also gaining increasing importance in analysing and shaping our complex futures.
We contribute to future-fit governance through a variety of services. First, we have solid experience in impact assessment, ex ante, interim and ex post evaluation of policies as well as institutional evaluations.
Second, our team has been involved in the design and evaluation of policy mixes and operational programmes implemented using EU structural and investment funds over 2006-2027. We have very good understanding of Cohesion policies in the new EU Member States, as well as the instruments and initiatives designed to implement these policies, such as smart specialisation. This experience has allowed us to follow the evolution of EU Cohesion policy and gain deep understanding on the synergies between EU and national policies.
Finally, to anticipate trends and developments in a fast-changing world, and to draw corresponding strategies in close collaboration with our clients, we apply tailor-made foresight analysis tools and methods, such as scenario planning, Delphi surveys, expert panels, trend analysis, and roadmapping.