Governing policy evaluation? Towards a new typology

Schoenefeld, Jonas and Jordan, Andrew (2017) Governing policy evaluation? Towards a new typology. Evaluation, 23 (3). 274–293. ISSN 1356-3890

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      Abstract

      As policy evaluation matures, thoughts are turning to its governance. However, few scholars have combined insights from the evaluation and governance literatures to shed new light on this matter. In order to address this important gap, this article develops a new typology of ways to comprehend and perhaps ultimately govern ex-post policy evaluation activities. The article then explores its validity in the context of climate policy evaluation activities, a vibrant policy area in which the demand for and practices of evaluation have grown fast, particularly in Europe. The analysis reveals that the typology usefully guides new thinking, but also highlights important gaps in our empirical knowledge of the various modes of governing policy evaluation. The article identifies a need for a new research agenda that simultaneously develops a fuller understanding of these evaluation practices and the options for governing them.

      Item Type: Article
      Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
      University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)
      University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
      University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Science, Society and Sustainability
      University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Resources, Sustainability and Governance
      University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Climate, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
      Depositing User: Pure Connector
      Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 06:06
      Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 13:43
      URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63792
      DOI: 10.1177/1356389017715366

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