Series editor(s): Professor Saville Kushner
Subject Area: Education
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|Title:||Evaluating Complex Public Policy Programmes: Reflections on Evaluation and Governance from the Evaluation of Children's Trusts|
|Volume:||10 Editor(s): Saville Kushner, Nigel Norris ISBN: 978-0-7623-1342-6 eISBN: 978-1-84950-439-3|
|Citation:||Chris Husbands (2007), Evaluating Complex Public Policy Programmes: Reflections on Evaluation and Governance from the Evaluation of Children's Trusts, in Saville Kushner, Nigel Norris (ed.) Dilemmas of Engagement: Evaluation and the New Public Management (Advances in Program Evaluation, Volume 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.53-65|
|DOI:||10.1016/S1474-7863(07)10004-1 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
In this paper, I offer a series of reflections on some issues involved in evaluating complex public policy programmes in a context of rapid change and against the background of an activist government setting exacting standards for the delivery of public service outcomes. I argue that the overlay of pressures on programme evaluation as a result of the engagement with such complex public policy interventions presents a series of challenges for evaluation.
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