The report, to be published in 2005, will allow the reader to gain an overview on:
- the main functions and uses of evaluation, their philosophies and theories;
- quantitative methods for evaluation and impact research at micro and macro level as well as methods of qualitative inquiry and their application in evaluation;
- tools and approaches for evaluating and comparing education and training systems, for accompanying the implementation - and assessing the outcomes of - programmes and reforms, illustrated by case studies;
- results of impact research, quantifying the material and non-material benefits of education, training and skills at macro level of nations and regions, their contribution to enterprise performance and their influence on individuals' biographies and careers.