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Evaluation of the county strategy concerning the speeding-up of the development of community public utility services

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The overall objective of the project is to increase the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of impact interventions financed from public funds such as the European Union and central and local budgets. The project included an evaluation of the county strategy for accelerating the development of community public utility services in Caras-Severin County.

The assessment provided a competent and independent opinion as well as recommendations regarding the feasibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the measures contained in the strategy. The specific objectives of the project were to review the priorities for financing measures/projects aimed at new water and sewerage works included in the strategy in terms of the feasibility, efficiency and sustainability of investment, and to identify the main elements for improving the quality of technical documentation (feasibility studies, technical projects, cost-benefit analysis, etc.) developed for new water supply and sewerage works. These were to be used as effective tools in the decisions about public financing of interventions while generally aiming to improve the management of public interventions through the introduction and integration methods assessment practice of local public administrations.

In order to carry out the evaluation, a methodology was developed and applied to the county and which may subsequently be used to assess both the intermediate interventions included in the project and other interventions needed in county government. The geographical area covered by the assessment was represented by 43 territorialadministrative units (two towns and 41 communes) with a total population of 114,038 inhabitants, constituting about 34.5% of the county’s population.

In order to integrate the methods for assessing current practice in the public administration of local Caras-Severin councils, courses and workshops were organised regarding the assessment techniques and stages for the staff at Caras-Severin County Council, the mayors of the villages involved andmembers of the national team of evaluators. The purpose of this knowledge transfer was to raise the awareness of local decision-makers (County Council and local councils) regarding the use of evaluation techniques and the characteristics of these project management techniques.

Award info
Award category: public service delivery
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
Type of activity:
Keywords: Evaluation, strategy
Short English description: The project included an evaluation of the county strategy for accelerating th development of community public utility services in Caras-Severin County
Further information
Organisation: Consiliul Judetean Caras-Severin (Caras-Severin County Council)
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Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved:
Country: Romania
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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