Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Socioeconomic Evaluation of Public Sector
Course code:SOCE
Course title in language of instruction:Socioekonomická evaluace ve veřejném sektoru
Course title in Czech:Socioekonomické evaluace ve veřejném sektoru
Course title in English:Socioeconomic Evaluation of Public Sector
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 20/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:SS 2017/2018 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:Ing. Michele Dorée, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:The course is focused on an application of evaluation process in the field of public finance. The course further develops knowledge about evaluation obtained in the course "Programy a strategie ve verejném sektoru". The course also continues in the application of a evaluation's theory -- especially in the field of the EU structural funds absorption in the Czech republic. An analysis of some representative evaluative activities in the Czech republic (and their results) is also an integral part of this course. Finally, a creation of own subjective positions related to results of this analysis is preferred during the lessons.
Course contents:
1.Evaluation process and its application (allowance 2/1)
2.Types of evaluation in public sector (allowance 2/1)
3.Subjects of evaluation in role of evaluation's administrator. A question of objectivity. (allowance 2/1)
4.Phases of evaluation process. Evaluation management. (allowance 4/2)
5.System of evaluative indicators and its application in the field of evaluation. (allowance 4/2)
6.A question of evaluation's quality. Evaluative table as an auxiliary instrument at evaluation of individual work of a evaluation-team member. (allowance 4/2)
7.A capacity of evaluation in the Czech republic and its development. (allowance 2/1)
8.The results of evaluation activities in the Czech republic in the context of a Regional and Structural Policy's implementation. (allowance 8/4)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-designing and managing projects
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Application of methods and techniques for program and project evaluation.
-Application of stakeholder analysis and input-output methods in the framework of public expenditure programmes.
-Deal with regional development issues through a project-oriented approach

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The course is finished with the written exam. Two 60 minutes written tests (each one has a share of 50 % of the total mark) during the semester. Student has to receive minimum 69 percents from maxim 100 in each test in order to receive the mark. Participation on tests is compulsory. Credit is granted for two recognized cas studies and it is compulsory for final exam participation too.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h20 h
     seminar14 h0 h
     consultation15 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)11 h0 h
     preparation for exam50 h90 h
     preparation for regular testing25 h0 h
     preparation of presentation25 h18 h
     writing of seminar paper0 h40 h
Total168 h168 h

Basic reading list
  • KRBOVÁ, J. Veřejné výdajové programy a jejich efektivnost. Eurolex Bohemia, 2005. 236 p. ISBN 80-86861-77-5.
  • OCHRANA, F. Hodnocení veřejných projektů a zakázek. 3rd ed. Praha: ASPI, 2004. 195 p. ISBN 80-7357-033-5.
  • OCHRANA, F. Nákladově užitkové metody ve veřejném sektoru. 1st ed. Praha: Ekopress, 2005. 175 p. ISBN 80-86119-96-3.
Recommended reading list
  • HRDÝ, M. Hodnocení ekonomické efektivnosti investičních projektů EU. 1st ed. Praha: Aspi, 2006. 203 p. ISBN 80-7357-137-4.
  • OCHRANA, F. Programové financování a hodnocení veřejných výdajů: teorie a metodika hodnocení veřejných výdajů a veřejných služeb v systému programové alokace zdrojů. 1st ed. Praha: Ekopress, 2006. 189 p. ISBN 80-86929-13-2.
  • PEKOVÁ, J. -- PILNÝ, J. -- JETMAR, M. Veřejná správa a finance veřejného sektoru. 2nd ed. Praha: ASPI, 2005. 555 p. ISBN 80-7357-052-1.
  • VITURKA, M. et al. Teoreticko-metodologická východiska hodnocení programů podpory regionálního rozvoje: realizační výstup výzkumného záměru MŠMT 145600001 "Faktory efektivnosti rozvoje regionů". 1st ed. V Brně: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. 136 p. ISBN 80-210-3639-7.