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The working group

Message from the President

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In an increasingly open and complex world our fellow citizens expect from public policy to be more effective but also easier to understand and, to this end, they require our contribution. Accordingly, we have to take greater account of the complexity of public action, to shed light onto the role of its multiple stakeholders and fuel public debate. This is the challenge of evaluation.

Evaluation differs from our traditional duties such as compliance audit, performance measuring and providing of expertise so as to improve public management. It is not to be confused with performance audit. Evaluation extends and supplements performance audit by providing insight into complex public policies, by giving explanations on their success or failure, by identifying their objectives and by making their implementation understandable.

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History and presentation

The French SAI chairs the INTOSAI Working Group on Evaluation of Public Policies and programs which participates to the goal of "Knowledge sharing".

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