Overview of public reports from PEN
The indirect economic dimension of impact evaluation (Deliverable 3.2.2)
The main objective of this PEN activity was to identify the potential mechanisms through which existing policies with different objectives, such as agricultural and trade policies, may indirectly affect nutritional and health outcomes and to assess the extent of these impacts.
Methods for impact evaluation (Deliverable 3.1)
The focus of this Deliverable is on methods for the quantification of policy impacts in terms of efficacy and effectiveness. It responds to two key needs: (a) identifying the strengths, weaknesses and the main conditions required for a rigorous ex-ante evaluation of policy impacts through lab-field-natural experiments, especially in relation to capturing behavioural phenomena; and (b) reviewing the applicability and limitations of quasi-experimental econometric methods for the ex-post evaluation of policy impacts based on observational data not collected for evaluation purposes, and case studies.
The Physical Activity Environment Policy Index (PA-EPI)
- Report: Policies for tackling inactivity and creating healthier physical activity environments in Ireland: PA-EPI 2022 – Report on the Irish Dissemination Event 2022
Following on from the official launch of the PEN PA-EPI in Brussels earlier this summer. This report was presented by researchers from the University of Limerick at a dissemination event on the 25th of August 2022 at the Hilton Hotel in Kilmainham, Dublin. It provides information on the research underpinning the development of the PA-EPI as well as the results of the first study to utilise the PA-EPI for physical activity policy research. Also presented at the event was research, undertaken by public health scientists at University College Cork which investigated food policy in Ireland. This research was conducted the Food EPI tool which inspired the development of the PA-EPI. Present at the event were representatives from the Department of Health, the HSE, Sport Ireland as well as NGOs and other organisations concerned with the policy problem of physical inactivity.
The PEN Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI)
- Report: The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) - European Union
An overview of EU-level policies influencing food environments in EU Member States.
Report: The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): The Netherlands
An overview of national government policies influencing the food environment in the Netherlands
- Report: The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): Norway
Assessment of current policy and recommendations for further efforts in Norway.
- Report: The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): Ireland
Assessment of current policy and recommendations for Ireland.
Downloads: 1. Irish Food-EPI report, 2. Executive Summary, 3. Ireland Evidence document, 4. Ireland Scorecard, 5. Ireland Scorecard (socio-economic inequalities) and 6. Ireland Priority Recommendations
- Report: The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): Germany
Assessment of current policy and recommendations for Germany.
Report: The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): PolandAssessment of current policy and recommendations for Poland.Downloads: 1. Polish Food-EPI report