Evaluation and Performance Measurement
… one of the core Subjects in Public Management
This public management subject, within the Management Functions domain, deals with different strategies for evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and policies. Many of the evaluation methodologies and techniques that are taught in this subject area can be applied to policies and programs in both the public and not-for-profit sectors. The purpose of this subject is to provide students with the analytical tools necessary for the assessment of the validity, effectiveness and impact of policy decisions at each stage of a policy or program’s life cycle. The development of logic models and the identification of appropriate criteria for performance measurement are among the important topics examined within this subject area. In addition to exploring strategies for evaluating programs and policies against their stated objectives, courses in this subject area may also address the challenges of identifying and measuring both positive and negative unintended consequences of government action.
The core topics and concepts of Public Financial Management are listed below and in the Atlas course, Atlas108 Analytic Methods and Evaluation.
Core normed topics (first draft)
|The Study of Evaluation and Performance Measurement||Sensitivity Analysis|
Core concepts (more to come)
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