The global scene for evaluation has changed in last decade, and certainly in Europe with the emergence of strong demands for evaluations from the European Union and where evaluation is now an institutional part of public sector governance. This volume examines twenty-one countries and three international organizations - the European Union, the World Bank, and Development Assistance Evaluation-that heavily influence the global direction of evaluation. It is a historical overview of supply and demand in relation to evaluation; shifts in institutional settings, professionalism in the field, descriptions of evaluation in the Executive Ministerial and Legislative Parliamentary branches of government, and observations on where the national systems are at present and where they may be going.
Jan-Eric Furubo is head of the Secretariat for Strategic Analyses in the National Audit Office in Sweden. Ray Rist is a senior evaluation officer with the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank. He has held senior positions in both the legislative and executive branches of the United States government as well as teaching positions at Cornell University, The John Hopkins University, and George Washington University. Rolf Sandahl is an expert in evaluation and public management questions at the National Financial Management Authority in Sweden, and author of many books & articles in the area of policy instruments, results analysis, management by results.
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