EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES BY SUPREME AUDIT
European Court of Auditors - Luxemburg 25 June 2019
The citizens increasingly expect us to demonstrate that positive results are achieved with public money and action. Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) are well placed to perform public policy or programme evaluations because they have the necessary independence, they can develop evaluation methodological knowledge and have knowledge of public policies acquired from their other missions. Unlike administrative institutions or private organizations, their institutional status as well as their professional and ethical rules ensure their objectivity and their independence from the government or private interests.
In fact, a SAI can conduct a public policy evaluation at its own initiative or at the request of a public authority. It can also examine the evaluation made by the public administration in terms of completeness, validity and approach. A public policy or programme evaluation is more demanding than a standard audit in terms of human and financial resources and should therefore be well planned along other (mandatory) missions of the SAI.
This conference is organized in the light of the adoption of the INTOSSAI guidelines on the evaluation of public policies (INTOSAI GOV 9400) and the ongoing work of the INTOSAI working group on evaluation of public policies and programmes.
The aim of this conference is to share practical experiences on:
- how SAIs implement evaluations in line with their mandates and what methodologies they apply;
- the difference or link between performance audits and evaluations;
- the requirements in terms of human and financial resources to perform evaluations;
- practical examples of evaluations in the area of investment in public infrastructure, environment,
climate, agriculture, etc
This conference will be transmitted live on the different social media channels and will be held in English.
Viewers can actively participate by raising question (through the social media channels) during the Q&A sessions of the conference.