The result-orientation of the S3 can be achieved by: (i) clearly defining the logic of intervention of the strategy linking policy measures to results and objectives, and (ii) actively managing S3 implementation by means of updating and assessing the indicator panel.
The S3 monitoring system of Galicia (ES) comprises a panel of 74 indicators categorized into output, result and context which will be updated continuously during the programming period covered by the S3. Data will be collected by the Galician Innovation Observatory, the body responsible for analysing the impact of public innovation policies in Galicia, with the support of a team of independent experts and stakeholders.
These three interlinked sets of indicators constitute the Galicia S3 scorecard, conceived as the key management tool integrating the strategy’s executive and operational levels with the aim to achieve the S3 mid- and long-term objectives.
Intermediate and target values of indicators were fixed in mutual agreement with the Government departments involved in S3, also taking into account the historical evolution of each indicator and the expected impact of the S3 strategy. Baseline values were defined using different sources, such as the Galician Institute of Statistics (IGE), the Innovation Platform Galician (PINNG) or the Galician Service of Industrial Property (SEGAPI).
There will be an interim and a final assessment in 2018 and 2020, respectively, in which the indicators’ actual values will be contrasted with the target values. The assessments will take into account qualitative information obtained via surveys to beneficiaries and Quadruple Helix discussion groups to further confirm the evidence gathered through quantitative information. The assessments will analyse both the evolution in time of individual indicators and the comparative performance of context indicators in the region as well as in other Spanish and European regions. In case of negative deviations from expected targets, corrective measures will be devised according to a risk analysis. In case of positive deviations, the likely causes will be analysed in order to try to transfer the experience to other areas and inspire future actions.
Monitoring, priorities, indicators, S3 governance