Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group now offers a 20% discount to CES members to all its books. Of particular interest to CES members might be the books in the Comparative Policy Evaluation series, (Ed. Ray C. Rist) that features international experts, including CES members as editors and contributors. The two most recent titles featuring CES members include: Burt Perrin and Tony Tyrrell (Eds.): Changing Bureaucracies: Adapting to Uncertainty, and How Evaluation Can Help, and Maria Barrados and Jeremy Lonsdale (Eds.): Crossover of Audit and Evaluation Practices: Challenges and Opportunities. For more information and how to obtain the discount that can be applied to e-book as well as hard copy formats, please go to https://www.routledge.com/go/ces-members-page?utm_source=website&utm_medium=shared_link&utm_campaign=B010039_df1_5ll_7pp_d687_cessocietypage .
Changing Bureaucracies: Adapting to Uncertainty, and How Evaluation Can Help – Burt Perrin and Tony Tyrrell (Eds.)
In this book, experts from more than a dozen countries explore how evaluation can play an important role in aiding bureaucracies in adapting to the reality of unprecedented levels of uncertainty and complexity, and how they can better respond to the emerging needs and demands of citizens and beneficiaries. While acknowledging the potential value of bureaucratic structures and associated institutions in bolstering the rule of law and even democracy itself, the contributors also emphasize the need for bureaucratic rules and practices to be open to examination, such as through evaluation. Without this, bureaucratic behavior may take on a life of its own, increasing distrust and conflicting with a meaningful focus on how outcomes and impacts benefit citizens. The book concludes with guidance for both evaluators and for public sector leaders about steps that they can take to improve the responsiveness and relevance of public sector organizations. Changing Bureaucracies is an important acquisition for public sector leaders, evaluators, evaluation managers and commissioners and academics alike.
Crossover of Audit and Evaluation Practices Challenges and Opportunities – Maria Barrados and Jeremy Lonsdale (Eds),
This book brings together academic analysis with insights from practitioners to discuss the potential for collaboration in audit and evaluation practices between three professional disciplines. Clearly written and thoughtfully organized, this volume is structured in three parts to deal with theory, practice issues and how the practices have worked together.
Crossover of Audit and Evaluation Practices offers even the most skilled and experienced professional insight on how to bridge some of the divides. It will help generate a better understanding of the activities and services that are either imposed on them or are freely available and help to stimulate their optimal use.
Both books have recently published by Routledge in hardcover and e-book formats. 20% discount for CES members available byfollowing this link: https://www.routledge.com/go/ces-members-page?utm_source=website&utm_medium=shared_link&utm_campaign=B010039_df1_5ll_7pp_d687_cessocietypage .