Bernard Perret


Le contexte français de l'évaluation : approche comparative


In 1990, the French government created an institutional tool aimed at promoting interdepartmental policy evaluation, and favouring development of expertise in this field. Three years after the start of this experiment, the author attempts to identify the features of the French model of evaluation compared to an Anglo-Saxon model. A promising tool to regulate complex public systems, policy evaluation fits less easily into decision making processes concerning public resources allocation.