August 19, 2009

CPB-assessment of FES projects

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis has been requested by the government to assess a number of projects submitted for funding by an innovation budget of 500 mln euros called ‘FES’.

This publication presents the assessment of 14 projects in the areas of research, innovation and education. The central question in the assessment is whether the project is expected to contribute to social welfare. The goal of the assessment is to provide information to the Dutch cabinet for its final selection process. Some projects have been split up by CPB for practical reasons. Two projects and one project part have received a positive evaluation, five projects and one project part a neutral (to positive) one, and five projects and two project parts a negative assessment. The projects in the area of innovation score better than projects in the field of education. Given the short time span of the project, the analysis has the character of a quick scan.

This publication is in Dutch.


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