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School of Economics and Political Science
GOVERNMENT SCIENCES AND PUBLIC POLICIES
Course unit
PUBLIC POLICY EVALUATION (MOD. C)
EPP8083976, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
GOVERNMENT SCIENCES AND PUBLIC POLICIES
SP1428, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PUBLIC POLICY EVALUATION (MOD. C)
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARIA STELLA RIGHETTINI SPS/04

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
EPP8083975 GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY EVALUATION (C.I.) MARIA STELLA RIGHETTINI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SPS/04 Polticial Science 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: The social impact analysis, the cost-benefit analysis, the standard cost model and the regulatory impact analysis (RIA) are among the main valuation techniques studied along the policy cycle.
Added to these are the performance measurement of policies and public programs and measuring the quality of services. These activities are becoming increasingly popular and widespread, both within the public sector in the private sector, especially in the context of the European integration process. However the difficulties of adoption and use of evaluation tools are still great. The difficulty in the functionality and effectiveness of the systems of assessment is largely due to a conceptual baggage not yet quite widespread and shared and measurement techniques largely unknown and little practiced.
The course is aimed indiscriminately at students, politicians and professionals in public administration and seeks to fill some of these gaps and try to train the use of valuation approaches and techniques also to verify the conditions of applicability of evaluation tools.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Learning is based both on the classic lectures and on empirical research carried out through research workshops in a municipality. The research workshops include the collaboration of politicians, civil servants and professionals of a local municipality that provide students with information and operational support for the development of an evaluation program.
The workshops conclude with a research report publicly discussed with the municipality involved.
Additional notes about suggested reading: For attending students, books indicated below are integrated with materials provided by the teacher.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Lippi Andrea, La valutazione delle politiche pubbliche. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Vecchi, La valutazione delle politiche pubbliche in Morisi-Lippi "Manuale di scienza dell'amministrazione. La valutazione". Torino: Giappicchelli, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Giannelli Nicola, L'analisi delle politiche pubbliche. Roma: Carocci, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo