Ex-ante Evaluation of Publicly Funded R&D Projects: Searching for Exploration

Nadika Anuruddhi Bulathsinhala

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    Ex-ante evaluation of publicly funded R&D projects is a very important part of the public funding process. The main purpose of the ex-ante evaluation process is to rate and choose which R&D projects the public program wishes to support financially. Publicly funded R&D projects in the energy sector can contribute to the further development of explorative and existing energy technologies that meet climate challenges. The aim of this paper is to investigate the ex-ante evaluation process of a Danish energy program with regard to exploration. The paper applies a qualitative approach, combining in-depth interviews with an observation study of 34 project evaluations......
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalScience and Public Policy
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)162-175
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


    • Ex-ante Evaluation
    • Exploration
    • R&D project

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