NSW Government evaluation framework

This framework has been developed to guide the consistent and transparent evaluation of government programs in the New South Wales (Australia) State Government to inform decision making on policy directions, program design and implementation.


  • Understanding program evaluation
    • Defining programs
    • Defining evaluation
    • Evaluation is an integral part of the program lifecycle
  • A consistent approach to evaluation
    • Being strategic – deciding what to evaluate
    • Good practice principles
    • Scaling evaluation
    • Using evaluation – Informing decision making and communicating results
  • Building evaluation into the public sector
    • Evaluation and performance
    • New program proposals 
    • Program evaluation plans
    • Cluster evaluation schedules
    • Transparency and accountability
    • Roles and responsibilities
  • Building evaluation capability
    • Community of practice
    • Partnerships with specialist bodies
  • Transition
  • Implementing the recommendations of the Commission of Audit
  • Program review
  • A toolkit to support evaluation and review
  • Review of the Framework


NSW Government, (2013). NSW Government Evaluation Framework, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Sydney. Retrieved from: http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/155844/NSW_Government_Evaluation_Framework_August_2013.pdf

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