MLE on Innovation Related Public Procurement: Topic Report D - Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of innovation related procurement
The main purpose of evaluation is to deliver policy intelligence, providing accountability, learning, and guidance. Evaluating public policies is a necessary step because any government intervention can only be justified if it has a complementary and positive effect, which would not have taken place without the policy. Even if there is evidence from some countries having started to monitor and assess their innovation-related procurement activities, we are still far from a common strategic framework for the practice of innovation-related procurement. In this report, we provide a conceptual framework for measuring and evaluating innovation-related procurement, defining the key concepts and the dimensions considered within it. The report also specifies the indicators that could best help to measure the key dimensions considered in the previous framework.