During the Annual Joint Programming Conference 2016 the attendees stressed that the time is ripe for providing evidence of the impact achieved by Public to Public Partnerships (P2Ps). This requires adequate Monitoring and Evaluation approaches and their implementation. P2Ps, as highly complex system innovation platforms, are driven by “collective search and learning” – which also applies to their Monitoring & Evaluation processes.
The three case studies showcase processes that allow P2Ps to assess whether and how impact will be/has been achieved. The analysis relies on a review of existing literature and targeted interviews with managers of these activities.
The Joint Programming Initiative More Years Better Lives (JPI MYBL) is an example of a Joint Programming Initiative in which a set of performance indicators has been set up in an early phase of the programme. The set of key indicators was later used in an independent evaluation in order to assess the progress made in the JPI. This case study provides information on the development of the indicators set and how the indicators were used by the external evaluation.