Leadership’s critical role in support of evaluation
Published on Evaluation Capacity Development Group, 12 September, 2017
Thanks to ECDG’s Advisory Group member, Scott Bayley, for sharing this thoughtful paper on leadership’s critical role in support of evaluation.
Senior leaders have many opportunities to demonstrate their support for EVALUATION (using evidence to inform decision making at all stages of the program management cycle to drive continuous improvement):
Our theory of change should be:
Performance leadership + appropriate incentives and organisational capacity leads to improved performance and ultimately cultural change.
Better measurement and reporting leads to increased transparency, accountability, better decision making and ultimately improved performance (this approach has been tried in a number of countries over the past 35 years and has consistently failed).
Principal Specialist, Performance Management & Results
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)