One of the writers in this month’s issue started a note by saying “Did you know that some of the world’s most interesting analysis of employment programs is being conducted in Canada?” It struck me as a strange line. It had a familiar, if odd, lacquer; a mix of pride and frustration. I call it the colour of engaged public service. The reality is that we are living a new dawn of serious thinking in program evaluation, and results-driven policy and program design. The frustration is that the thinking is not always being heard.
July 7, 2017
The Endless Pursuits of Results in the Age of Program Evaluation