Evaluating complex public policy programmes: Reflections on evaluation and governance from the evaluation of children's trusts

Chris Husbands

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n this paper, I offer a series of reflections on some issues involved in evaluating complex public policy programmes in a context of rapid change and against the background of an activist government setting exacting standards for the delivery of public service outcomes. I argue that the overlay of pressures on programme evaluation as a result of the engagement with such complex public policy interventions presents a series of challenges for evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-65
Number of pages13
JournalAdvances in Program Evaluation
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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