Scott Bayley

Evaluation Services – Continuous improvement


Scott Bayley

Evaluation Services – Continuous improvement


Scott Bayley manages his own evaluation consultancy business and is the former Principal Consultant for Monitoring Evaluation and Learning at Oxford Policy Management (OPM) for the Asia Pacific region.

My interests

  • formulating results measurement frameworks
  • evaluation capacity building
  • impact evaluation methods
  • reflection and learning events
  • meta-evaluation
  • using performance feedback to drive continuous improvement while strengthening stakeholder relationships.
  • Analysing qualitative and quantitative data and information
  • Evaluation is a process that critically examines a program. Here an evaluator collects and analyses information.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of projects, institutions and programmes set up by governments, international organisations and NGOs.

Over 25 years of experience in evaluation

Fellow of the Australian Evaluation Society


Scott has held senior positions with:

  • Oxford Policy Management
  • The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • AusAID
  • The Asian Development Bank
  • The Victorian Auditor General’s Office
  • Studying a program, practice, or initiative to understand how well it achieves its goals.
  • An interview is one way of collecting data.

Advisory capacity

Scott also served as an advisor to:


the United Nations Secretariat on performance measurement; the Evaluation Capacity Development Group in Geneva; UNICEF; UNDP; Valuing Voices: Sustainable Solutions; and the world’s peak evaluation body, the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation and is highly experienced in informing programming decisions while promoting quality outcomes.

  • Scott has published over 70 evaluation reports.
  • Reports were written about sustainable development to improve effectiveness, and inform programming decisions.
  • Reports were published across a number of fields including international development, health, education, infrastructure, capacity building, and governance.
  • Good evaluation will make an assessment of how well the activities have been implemented and whether these activities made a difference.

Publications

More than 70 evaluation reports published


Scott has published over 70 evaluation reports across a number of fields including international development, health, education, the environment, infrastructure, capacity building, and governance.

  • Evaluation is a systematic determination of a subject's merit, worth and significance.
  • An interview is one way of collecting data.
  • Other data collection methodologies include surveys.
  • Sometimes the data gathering method can be quite informal.

Data collection

Scott is an experienced evaluation consultant with skills in applying a broad range of data collection methodologies


These include:

  • document analysis
  • interviews
  • focus groups
  • surveys
  • benchmarking costs of service delivery

He has skills in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis and has an expert knowledge of program design, developing program logic models and theories of change, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks and practices, theory-based evaluations, measuring outcomes, assessing goals/program effectiveness and promoting learning as demonstrated by a number of internationally recognised evaluation publications.

What is evaluation?

Governments, businesses, and not-for-profit agencies (NGOs) all around the world use evaluation evidence to learn what is and is not effective.

a brief definition


The primary purpose of an evaluation is to support stakeholders in reflecting on past performance and to facilitate performance improvements. Governments, businesses, and not-for-profit agencies all around the world use evaluation evidence to learn what is and is not effective.

There are also some practical ways to think about what evaluation is. Evaluation is about increasing one’s confidence in making decisions or taking action. Evaluation is also about reality checking; we all make assumptions about how the world works based on our own experiences and beliefs. The data, findings, and insights generated from an evaluation can act as an effective check on these assumptions and judgements – in other words they can provide a window into the world as experienced by others.

Through their work evaluators seek to promote:

  1. Transparency and participation
  2. Reflection and debate
  3. Collective learning and informed decision making
  4. Management practices that support ongoing improvements.

Testimonials

Testimonials from our clients.

what clients are saying


Scott, this is a well-deserved recognition of your sustained contribution to the discipline of evaluation, I can’t think of anyone more deserving. On being awarded a Fellowship of the Australian Evaluation Society by the Chairperson
This report on public sector performance indicators is essential reading for commonwealth public servants. Former commonwealth auditor general
Having you work with our organisation felt like winning the world cup. An experienced M&E person who understood our business and could lead complex work streams. UK evaluation manager
Your report has been completed on time and to a very high standard. It contains very useful insights and recommendations for us to consider, and to help improve the program. Sincere thanks to Scott in particular, who has led the team with such skill and diligence, and who has been so dedicated to ensuring the team delivers a defensible product which will be useful to the program. Commonwealth evaluation client

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