Sustainable Development, Evaluation and Policy-Making: Theory, Practise and Quality Assurance

This pathbreaking book contributes to the discourse of evidence-based policy-making. It does so by combining the two issues of policy evaluation and sustainable development linking both to the policy-cycle. It covers contributions: * examining the perception of sustainability problems, which analyse the relationship between sustainability and assessment; * highlighting the role of evaluation and impact assessment studies during policy formulation; * looking at policy implementation by examining sustainability and impact assessment systems in different application areas; * addressing policy reformulation by considering monitoring and quality improvement schemes; * assessing the quality of sustainability evaluation studies. Providing theoretic insights, reflections and case studies, this novel study will prove essential to postgraduate students, practitioners, policy-makers and researchers in the area of sustainable development, policy-making and evaluation.