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Journal of Public Administration

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TitleAn Evaluability Assessment and Implementation Evaluation of the Rural Landscape Reformation Comprehensive Project
作者Li-Lan Juang, Yung-Mau Chao, Hong-Wung Wang
作者說明

Li-Lan Juang, EMPA, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University, Director-General, Department of Public Relations, Executive Yuan.

Yung-Mau Chao, Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University.

Hong-Wung Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University, e-mail: hongwung@ntu.edu.tw.

摘要This study conducted an evaluability assessment and implementation evaluation of the ‘Rural Landscape Reformation Comprehensive Project” in Taiwan, mainly because the project was behind schedule, had undergone a transformation period, and had introduced new elements, such as cross-border integration and financial self-liquidation at that time. This paper aims to explore possible problems in policy design and implementation through secondary data analysis, in-depth interviews, and focus group discussions. The results include the logic model of the project, which shows the important components of the project and describes the causal relationships between them. The results also reveal some problems, such as the poor operation of the cross-border integration platform of the central government and local governments. In addition, the environmental landscape consultants of the county and city did not have the capacity to deal effectively with the planning of cross-border integration and financial self-liquidation. This study also evaluates the impact theory of the project. The results show that the short-term goals could have been achieved reasonably by the project. However, the time period of local governments’ implementation was too short. So the quality of the project outputs decreased. The medium- and long-term goals were not expected to be achieved because the scope and scale of the plan were insufficient. In sum, evaluability assessment can be used to examine whether the causal relationships between the project’s input, activities, output, and goals are reasonable, and then can provide policy recommendations to improve the project. As a result, it is recommended that practitioners and scholars use evaluability assessment in Taiwan.

Keywords: rural landscape, evaluability assessment, implementation evaluation, program theory, logic model
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