The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the management and control of program evaluation in the Australian Public Service. The ANAO made an assessment against criteria which were designed to test whether agencies were undertaking evaluations in a way which would enhance their overall effectiveness. The main issues examined were:

  • approaches to evaluation planning;
  • the conduct of individual evaluations;
  • the quality of evaluation reports; and
  • the impact of evaluations.
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