Methods for Evaluation of the Effectiveness Level of the Territorial Community’s Development Strategy
The article considers the importance of forming a strategy for the development of territories. It is important for each territorial community to model its future development with a high quality of life, equal access to services and comfortable living conditions. The strategy is a roadmap for community development, which is formed to achieve important long-term goals and a vision, taking into account the internal strengths and weaknesses of the community, external opportunities and threats, and reducing uncertainty about the future. A methodology for assessing the effectiveness level of the territorial community development strategy based on expert criteria assessment has been developed. Among the criteria for evaluating the strategy are the following: the analytical part of the development strategy, stakeholder survey, composition of the working group on strategy development, SWOT analysis, development scenarios, the presence of the vision and its compliance with the established criteria, the mission and its compliance with the established criteria, availability of the formed Action Plan, visualization of the development strategy, consideration of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the strategy, preservation of the principle of decomposition and monitoring of the strategy implementation. The strategy of development of the territorial community can be characterized by low, medium and high levels of efficiency. The results of the expert assessment make it possible to determine the index of the effectiveness of the local community development strategy. Approbation of the developed methodology on the example of territorial communities of Ivano-Frankivsk district is carried out. Strategies for the development of the studied territorial communities are characterized by an average level of efficiency. The most common shortcomings of most strategies are lack of development scenarios, lack of mission and failure to take into account the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and failure to take into account SMART criteria when setting operational goals. A methodical approach to assessing the effectiveness level of the strategy of development of the territorial community will increase the level of its effectiveness and increase the responsibility for the implementation of the strategy.