l What is it?
l Series of guidance notes to evaluation and analysis
l Helps intelligent customers and intelligent providers to determine high quality work in the field
WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
l From post 1997 demand for evidence based policy making and changing needs of analysis
l From demand for high quality evaluation, appraisal, analysis and policy making.
WHEN DOES WE USE IT?
l Throughout the Policy making process, from commissioning to eventual evaluation
HOW DOES IT WORK?
l As user friendly guide for specialists and generalists, at the time of commissioning, undertaking and management of policy research and evaluation.
l When technical details are necessary to expand on methodological procedures and arguments
l Subject approach from the perspective of analysis, and avoids disputes from different schools of thoughts
PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON
l How to refine a policy question to get useful answer
l The main evaluation methods used to answer policy questions
l The strengths and weaknesses of different methods of evaluation
l The difficulties that arise using different methods of evaluation
l The costs involved in using different methods of evaluation, benefits to be gained
l Where to go to find out more detailed information about policy evaluation and analysis
COST ANALYSIS IN ECONOMIC EVALUATION
l Cost-benefit analysis