Instructor: Doreen Cavanugh (The Evaluators Institute (TEI))

Time: 22/05/2017 – 23/05/2017

Description: Policy drives the decisions and actions that shape our world and affect the wellbeing of individuals around the globe. It forms the foundation of every intervention and yet the underlying assumptions and values are often not thoroughly examined in many evaluations. In this course Research Fellows explored the policy development process, studied the theoretical basis of policy, and examined the logical sequence by which a policy intervention is to bring about change. Participants explored several models of policy analysis including the institutional model, process model, and rational model. The course differentiated evaluation from monitoring and addressed several barriers to effective policy evaluation including: goal specification and goal change, measurement, targets, efficiency and effectiveness, values, politics, and increasing expectations. The course presented models from a range of policy domains.