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Framework for exploring the interplay of governance and evaluation
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Umeå Centre for Evaluation Research (UCER).
2012 (English)In: Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2000-8058, E-ISSN 2001-3310, Vol. 16, no 3, 9-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article develops a conceptual framework for the interplay between evaluation andgovernance and explores key functions of evaluation in democratic governance, mainlythe accountability and improvement function. Using this framework contributes toknowledge of how governance affects evaluation and evaluation systems, and how evaluationmay contribute to policy or governance change. Functions of evaluation are exploredas effects of evaluative information produced by different evaluations on the onehand, and as evaluation system effects on the other. The framework can be used to mapout and explore the interplay between evaluation and governance in different policy sectors.Program theory methodology is used to unpack the assumptions underlying evaluationin the state and network models of governance. The program theories can be used toilluminate and discuss how evaluation should work in different models of democraticgovernance, as well as for empirical research of the interplay between governance andevaluation.

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2012. Vol. 16, no 3, 9-27 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-66890OAI: diva2:609635
Available from: 2013-03-06 Created: 2013-03-06 Last updated: 2013-03-12Bibliographically approved

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