Public policies are about changing systems, but conventional approaches to their evaluation have largely ignored this insight. This conference brings together researchers and policymakers from a range of sectors and disciplines. It will explore the value of systems thinking for understanding policy problems, finding policy solutions and evaluating them - with a particular focus on the implications of systems thinking for policy evaluation. The event is aimed at both academic and non-academic participants, including research users and research commissioners.
Who should attend?
● Policy advisers and officials interested in a broader perspective on policy development and evaluation.
● Professional evaluators interested in different approaches to evaluation.
● Academics with an interest in public policy and evaluation
● Commentators on public policy issues.
● Commissioners of evaluation.
There will be opportunities for audience questions after each presentation, and a panel session at the end.