Scott held a senior position with AusAID, 2015

About Scott

Scott Bayley Evaluation Services

Scott Bayley holds a master’s degree in public policy majoring in evaluation and social measurement and is a Fellow of the Australian Evaluation Society.

Prior to having his own consultancy Scott held senior evaluation specialist positions with Oxford Policy Management, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, AusAID, the Asian Development Bank, the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.

As an evaluation expert, Scott also served as an adviser 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.

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


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

Evaluation involves collecting and analyzing information. Collection methods range from document analysis, interviews, focus groups, surveys and benchmarking costs of service delivery.


Scott is experienced in applying a broad range of data collection methodologies ranging from document analysis, interviews, focus groups, surveys, benchmarking costs of service delivery, and has skills in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. He has an advanced knowledge of program design, monitoring practices, and theory-based evaluations and learning as demonstrated by a range of internationally recognised evaluation publications.

Scott is particularly interested in formulating theories of change and results measurement frameworks, summative impact evaluation methods, evaluation capacity building, and in using performance feedback to drive continuous program improvement and strengthen stakeholder relationships.

What clients say

I really enjoyed working with you and valued the intellectual rigor that you brought to assessing the performance in the aid context. Senior Executive, Canberra
I greatly appreciated your crystal clear logic, great sense of humour and amazing ability to deliver difficult messages in a friendly and respectful way. Gender programming specialist in the Pacific region
As you outlined in your report this is a very complex program with a number of national and international stakeholders. We don’t think there are many evaluators in Australia who could have gotten to the bottom of the program like you and your team did. Manager of an international development program
This is the best training M&E training course that I have ever attended. DFAT Program Manager.
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
This report on public sector performance indicators is essential reading for Commonwealth public servants. Former Commonwealth Auditor General
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
We had always known that our program’s M&E was a problem but only because of your persistence and continuous assistance were we able to make such good progress. Program Manager, Indonesia
85% of participants rated your training workshop as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ Indonesian Auditor General’s Office
Excellent work, evaluation team! Such clear and well-articulated findings Commonwealth evaluation client
Scott, you’ve got such a great way of communicating in a clear, concise, and non-threatening way Program manager responding to evaluation findings.
I was impressed by your workshop presentation at the evaluation conference. It’s your clear simple presentation coupled with major insights. Workshop participant
I’ve attended many professional development courses over my time and would have to say this is arguably one of the most beneficial courses I’ve ever attended. That’s a testament to your efforts. Senior Policy Officer, ACT government
Thank you for your work on our program logic model. This is a complex program, and you were able to get our diverse range of stakeholders on board and deliver what was required. Commonwealth Program Manager
The program team and I found your insights very valuable and changed the way we think about our program. Commonwealth Senior Executive
Scott, it was great to have you on board at the Evaluation Academy. Your insight and summaries are always spot on. Participant in the ACT Government’s Evaluation Capacity Building Program
We are very fortunate to have you working with us. Thank you for your continuing support of our work. Director of Evaluation, Commonwealth Department
I greatly appreciated your clarity of thought, insightful conceptualisation, rigorous analytical approach and ability to communicate complex findings in a way anyone could understand. Deputy Director General, WA public sector agency
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your guidance and support over the past few months. You have challenged my thinking and presented new perspectives for me to consider when developing an evaluation for our new social policy. Director, ACT government agency
I always recommend reading Scott Bayley’s publications. Chief Executive Officer of a national NGO
Thank you for the wonderful insights from your case studies and excellent presentation. This will have a significant impact on our organisational reforms. Commonwealth government agency
We really value your wealth of experience and ability to help us to work through complex issues. Commonwealth government client

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