Review of the evaluation of the Energy Innovation Agenda
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has carried out an evaluation of key parts of the Energy Innovation Agenda. The evaluation concerns €117 million in public funds that were spent on energy innovation in the period 2008-2016. Since RVO evaluates a scheme that RVO itself has implemented, the impression could arise that the evaluation may not be unbiased (“the student grades his own paper”). Therefore, RVO has asked Carl Koopmans to provide an independent review of the evaluation.
The overall conclusion of the review is that – given the limited possibilities to evaluate innovation policy – a good approach has been followed, which is also partly innovative. A lot of useful information has been collected. The evaluation not only gives rise to conclusions about past policy measures, but also to important recommendations for future innovation policy.
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