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Assessing youth policies: a system of indicators for local government

In the current European climate of economic, financial and political crisis and the questioning of the welfare state, assessing public policies assume a primary and strategic relevance in clarifying the results and contributions of policy actions. In this article, we aim to present the current situation in relation to youth policy assessment so as to formulate a system of assessment indicators in the sphere of Spanish local government youth policy. A review is conducted of some of the principal contributions in the field of constructing indicators for evaluating youth policies. We have found that most of these evaluation tools exist on a national or state level and that there is a dearth of local or municipal tools. The article concludes with a concrete proposal for an assessment tool: the SIAPJove (Sistema d"Indicadors d"Avaluacio´ per a les Polı´tiques Municipals de Joventut or System of Assessment Indicators for Local Government Youth Policies) (web page: http://siapjove.udg.edu/). It provides both quantitative and qualitative indicators for local youth policy managers to obtain assessment reports with relative ease in 12 possible areas for assessment within youth policy

© Evaluation and Program Planning, 2014, núm. 45, p. 22-28

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Autor: Planas Lladó, Anna
Soler Masó, Pere
Vilà Suñé, Montserrat
Resum: In the current European climate of economic, financial and political crisis and the questioning of the welfare state, assessing public policies assume a primary and strategic relevance in clarifying the results and contributions of policy actions. In this article, we aim to present the current situation in relation to youth policy assessment so as to formulate a system of assessment indicators in the sphere of Spanish local government youth policy. A review is conducted of some of the principal contributions in the field of constructing indicators for evaluating youth policies. We have found that most of these evaluation tools exist on a national or state level and that there is a dearth of local or municipal tools. The article concludes with a concrete proposal for an assessment tool: the SIAPJove (Sistema d"Indicadors d"Avaluacio´ per a les Polı´tiques Municipals de Joventut or System of Assessment Indicators for Local Government Youth Policies) (web page: http://siapjove.udg.edu/). It provides both quantitative and qualitative indicators for local youth policy managers to obtain assessment reports with relative ease in 12 possible areas for assessment within youth policy
Format: application/pdf
Cita: 021393
ISSN: 0149-7189
Accés al document: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/9284
Llenguatge: eng
Editor: Elsevier
Col·lecció: Versió postprint del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2014.03.003
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És part de: © Evaluation and Program Planning, 2014, núm. 45, p. 22-28
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Matèria: Política de la joventut
Youth -- Government policy
Títol: Assessing youth policies: a system of indicators for local government
Tipus: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Repositori: DUGiDocs

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