Оценка эффективности государственных программ на рынке труда: эмпирическое исследование факторов спроса и ограничений на оценку
The paper examines evaluation of active market policy using the example of labor market policy. Impact evaluation, the central part of policy evaluation, is focused on cause-and-effect relations between realization of active programs and achieved results. Impact evaluation is done at individual level and provides concrete quantitative estimations of program effect for its target audience and other population groups. The institutional framework necessary for implementation of policy evaluation includes demand for evaluation results from authority and availability of empirical data. A survey among state employees was conducted in order to analyze demand factors and reveal institutional restraints on evaluation of active market policy. The results of the survey show that demand for evaluation is restricted by lack of well-developed methodological approaches, absence of micro data and unclear goals of government programs.