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.
Fellow of the Australian Evaluation Society
Scott has held senior positions with:
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.
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.
Scott is an experienced evaluation consultant with skills in applying a broad range of data collection methodologies
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.
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:
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