ASTAHG

Alpine Space Transnational Governance of Active and Healthy Ageing

Work package 2 - Methodology for AHA governance assessment

This work package developped a methodology to assess the impact of AHA governance, monitor the progress and identify remaining challenges. The activity will adapt the current AAI into a comprehensive tool for needs and impact assessment of AHA governance, based on:
*multiple criteria relevant for decision making in AHA governance;
*stakeholder preferences (and variation therein), reflected in weights between relevant criteria; *specific indicators to represent the peculiarity in the AS area.
 
This report (D.T2.2.1) summarizes the work carried out to identify and classify AHA impact evaluation metrics for:
• Providing a long-list of potential indicators that may be relevant for multi criteria decision analysis of AHA innovations
 
• assessing the outcomes of various cross-sectorial AHA policies, initiatives and innovations with multiple and diverse effects on their respective target groups;
• Supporting the development of a comprehensive governance assessment framework to inform cross-sectoral decision making for AHA innovation (Deliverable D.T2.2.3)
 
This report (D.T2.2.2) summarizes the work carried out to gather and classify AHA innovation evaluation metrics from the long list of indicators identified in Deliverable D.T2.2.1 for assessing how various cross-sectorial AHA policies, initiatives and innovations may be suited:
 
• to address the needs of their respective target populations (relevance);
• to fit into the target context, with existing policies, initiatives and / or innovations (coherence);
• to achieve their objectives, and to which extend they do so (effectiveness),
• to provide good value for money, i.e. how they compare to existing interventions in terms of their cost and consequences (efficiency),
• to assess the greater impact of cross-sectorial AHA innovations (impact), and
• to evaluate cross-sectorial financial impact (sustainability).
 
The aim of this report is to develop such a governance assessment process, building up from AHA impact evaluation indicators and dimensions (D.T2.2.1) and well-established innovation evaluation criteria (D.T2.2.2). It follows the thought that evaluation supports AHA decision making, and should therefore consider the idiosyncrasies of the AHA innovation market, such as:
• Constantly evolving technologies with expanding areas of application
• Innovations yielding multiple outcomes relevant for public policy making across traditional silos of governance
• Immense contextual variation in population needs and preferences, as well as
• Factors facilitating or hindering the success of AHA policies, initiatives and innovations in a particular setting.