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Evaluation as a Key Source of Evidence for Policy-Making

26 January 2012
12:30 - 13:30

Date :

26 January 2012

Time :


Presenter :

12:30 – 13:30


Dr Ian Goldman, Deputy Director General, Evaluation and Research, DPME, The Presidency


Cabinet approved the National Evaluation Policy Framework on 23 November 2011. For the first time South Africa has a national framework for the systematic use of evaluation to learn and improve government performance, to improve accountability and decision-making. A National Evaluation Plan will be developed based on key national priorities. Six types of evaluation are defined with the roles of different actors in the process. This seminar reviews evidence-based policy-making and the potential role of evaluation as a key, and a systematic, source of evidence.

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