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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

An analysis of tools to assess the effectiveness of government development programmes at the meso-level

Vol. 19, Iss. 7, JULY 2021

Received: 15 April 2021

Received in revised form: 20 May 2021

Accepted: 8 June 2021

Available online: 15 July 2021


JEL Classification: O18, P51, R58

Pages: 1204–1230


Boris G. PREOBRAZHENSKII Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Voronezh Branch, Voronezh, Russian Federation


Subject. This article analyzes the effectiveness of government-sponsored schemes.
Objectives. The article aims to analyze the use of tools to assess the effectiveness of public programmes in the management of regional development and assess the preference for the use of certain analytical tools.
Methods. For the study, I used a comparative analysis, and the systems, logical and structural, and descriptive approaches.
Results. The article classifies the prerequisites for monitoring the implementation of public programmes, performs a content analysis of methodological approaches to assessing the effectiveness of State (regional) programmes, and presents an interpretation of the results of their comparison.
Conclusions. A comprehensive assessment of the quality of programme implementation management should correspond to the development goals of the modern management paradigm; when evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of programme implementation, it is necessary to take into account the individual nature of meso-economic systems. Adjusting the trajectory of programme implementation involves taking into account the principle of derivation when making preventive decisions at different levels of the management hierarchy.

Keywords: national programme, mesoeconomics, monitoring, efficiency, evaluation


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