Oto Potluka – Treasurer

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Oto Potluka (Ph.D.) is a senior researcher at the Center for Philanthropy Studies, University of Basel (Switzerland). He has studied at the University of Economics Prague, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration. Than, he obtained Ph.D. at the Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences in 2009. Since 2001, his main activities have concerned IREAS, a non-profit think tank in regional development. His responsibility was mainly evaluation work in the field of the regional and economic development, and civil society.

He has participated in dozens of Czech and international evaluation, research, and training projects in the field of economic development and the impact of public regulation and public expenditure programmes. He has experience with evaluations of public expenditure programmes in regional development, especially those co-financed by EU cohesion policy.

He has experience from several professional associations. He had been actively working in the board of directors of the Czech Evaluation Society for two terms between years 2012-2015. Among the other associations belong European Evaluation Society, American Evaluation Association, Czech Economic Association, and Regional Studies Association. As a member of these organisations, he has always actively participating in building of evaluation culture and evaluation capacities.