Dec 5, 2023

Learning about Key Performance Indicators for Assessing the Structural Reforms

After weeks of blended learning that started in early November, participants from the Western Balkans and Türkiye wrapped up their learning and knowledge sharing experience with an engaging face-to-face workshop at the CEF headquarters in Ljubljana. Guided by experts Janez Šušteršič and Jelena Rančić, the focus of the event was the introduction of the recently published manual titled “Selecting Key Performance Indicators for Monitoring the Results of Structural Reform Measures in Economic Reform Programmes.”

This manual is a comprehensive guide designed to navigate with ease the complexities of developing key performance indicators (KPIs) for monitoring the results of structural reform measures, presented in the Economic Reform Programmes (ERPs), which the candidate and potential candidates of the European Union (EU) enlargement are preparing annually. The manual breaks down the theoretical framework of this important topic, offers practical steps and recommendations for developing KPIs, gives examples, and compares good KPIs with unclear ones from the latest ERPs. It ends with a summary of the results of the assessment of KPIs presented in all seven 2023–2025 ERPs, along with lessons learned.

Following the online sessions, the gathering in Ljubljana allowed participants to discuss challenges, share achievements, and collaboratively brainstorm potential improvements in the realm of establishing key performance indicators in more depth. As part of our commitment to support ERP teams in the Western Balkans and Türkiye through the entire process of identifying, assessing, selecting, presenting, and analyzing changes in KPI values during implementation, we are pleased to announce that opportunities for learning on this topic will continue in 2024.

This learning event and the accompanying manual are part of the EU-funded multi-beneficiary project “Structural Reforms Better Integrated Within Fiscal Frameworks” (FISR2) implemented by the CEF.