Keith Mackay

Fall

The Australian Government's Evaluation Strategy: A Perspective from the Center

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15-30

In the six years since the Australian government's evaluation strategy was set in place there has developed a substantial and growing emphasis on the conduct and use of evaluation. It is notable that Cabinet places considerable priority on having evaluation findings available to better inform its deliberations and decision-making. The article focuses on the attitudinal changes, institutional arrangements, and formal requirements that have led to this emphasis on evaluation. The central role of the Department of Finance as catalyst and coordinator is also analyzed.