Project selection, monitoring and evaluation of cluster policy


Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Norway

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The project involved benchmarking research to highlight good practice in several critical aspects of cluster policy design: project selection; programme monitoring; and policy evaluation. Based on a comparative study of policy practice across Europe, the project has identified appropriate procedures, indicators and methodologies for assessing cluster development projects both before and after receiving government assistance. It is largely based on case studies of cluster policies in different parts of Western Europe.