SUCCESS FACTORS in the implementation
RAPS informs many analyses about the present and future regional development in Sweden, which can be seen as a success criteria, although this is not explicitly stated anywhere.
BARRIERS in the implementation
RAPS provides many guides, descriptions and disclaimers, which could point to RAPS being technically challenging to use. There is a potential to improve user-friendliness of RAPS.
Monitoring and evaluation
MONITORING and EVALUATION: Is progress measured regularly? What are the indicators used to measure progress of the policy instrument? Have any evaluations been conducted?
There is no evaluation or monitoring of RAPS available.
EVIDENCE ON EFFECTIVENESS: How effective is the policy instrument?
There is no evidence on assessment of the effectiveness of the instrument.
SUSTAINABILITY: How sustainable is the policy instrument? Do you expect the instrument to continue over the next few years and why?
RAPS' system perspective on the region in combination with the richness of detail in RAPS statistics makes the forecasting tool a valuable instrument for regional analysis. Furthermore, the tool is used by several actors such as regional associations, county administrative boards, municipalities, government agencies, private consulting companies as well as universities indicating that it creates a certain kind of value for important institutions in society. Altogether, this points to the fact that RAPS is a sustainable policy instrument and, therefore, it is most likely to continue to be around over the next couple of years.