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The specific objectives of APRAISE are as follows:

  • Improve the decision basis for the selection of policy tools through a better understanding of the efficiency, efficacy and effectiveness of different sustainability-related policy tools.
  • Include policy interrelationships (synergies and trade-offs) into efficiency assessment and policy design. Interrelationships include intra-sectoral, inter-sectoral, and EU Member States interactions.
  • Develop an improved methodological framework for the ex-post and ex-ante assessment of environmental policies and policy mixes (mainly environmental taxes, tradable permits, subsidies, regulations and financial instruments for investments in green technologies) based on a review and expansion of existing approaches
  • Empirically assess the existing and planned environmental policies in several EU Member States and selected sectors and expand the existing databases on cost, effects and social implications of environmental policies.
  • Evaluate the role of sustainable development indicators for impact assessment. This includes:
  • an analysis of the relevance of existing indicators,
  • examining whether new or alternative indicators may represent a value added, and
  • assessing the contextual factors that shape the degree to which indicators are used by various policy actors and influence policymaking.


Impact Stakeholders’ Questionnaire

Policy Brief

The 2nd APRAISE Policy Brief provides a thorough analysis of the role of sustainable development indicators for evaluating the effectiveness, efficiency and efficacy of policy instruments. It also offers an assessment on their usefulness in answering research questions related to the issues addressed by APRAISE. The 2nd Policy Brief is available here.

Policy Brief

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APRAISE Synthesis Document

The APRAISE Synthesis Document presenting the results of the APRAISE 3 years of operation has been released! The APRAISE Synthesis Document is available here:

APRAISE Synthesis Document