Provides an understanding of whether the outcomes sought by a program of investment were actually achieved.
Government organisations continually develop new policy that aims to address an existing or emerging unmet need of society.
Implementing the policy often requires a significant commitment of resources and takes a long time. There is always a risk that the original need has changed or the original interventions no longer make sense in a changed environment.
This practice validates the ongoing need for the program and its design and, once complete, evaluates its effectiveness.The knowledge gained in this exercise is then used to inform the development of future policy.
This practice will assist those people involved in program evaluation to:
There are two steps involved in this exercise. This practice assumes that a policy framework has been previously established using the practice Prioritise investment proposals.
The outputs of these steps are: