Guidance document on ex-ante evaluation

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Available languages : German English French
Period : 2014-2020
Date : 02/01/2013

This guidance is aimed at national and regional authorities responsible for the preparation of cohesion policy programmes for 2014-2020. It also provides advice for the evaluators undertaking the evaluations.

The Common Provision Regulation (Article 48) requires an ex ante evaluation for each programme in order to improve the quality of its design. They should be sent together with the programme proposals to the Commission services which will consider them when assessing the programmes prior to their adoption (Article 25).

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