Editors: John Fitz Gerald, Colm McCarthy, Edgar Morgenroth, and Philip O’Connell
The Report was carried out for the Department of Finance and the EU Commission. It provides an independent evaluation of the National Development Plan and it makes recommendations on how the NDP can be better targeted over the rest of the planning period through a reallocation of funding.
Some of the main findings of this Mid-Term Evaluation include:
Lessons from the evaluation:
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.