"Finding what works" is the third report in CEDA’s Disrupting Disadvantage series. It focuses on improving the evaluation of community services for their effectiveness and value. This report outlines how governments can use data collection to build more disciplined and consistent program evaluation, and how to foster a culture that enables this.
"The community rightfully expects that taxpayer funds are used to effectively improve economic and social outcomes for all citizens, but too often this is not the case...
What is holding back change is a complex system that encourages policymakers to implement rapid responses to societal problems, rather than insisting on regular, proactive evaluation of existing programs. This is compounded by challenges in undertaking evaluations and a lack of resourcing, leading to long-term atrophy of evaluation culture and capability."
Let's change the systems... let's address the policy and evaluation gaps.
Read more here: https://www.ceda.com.au/ResearchAndPolicies/Research/Government-Regulation/DD3