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Regularly evaluate funded services and programs

Recommendation:
226
Status:
In progress

Who is leading the change

  • Department of Premier and Cabinet

Victorian government departments and agencies establish processes for regular overview and evaluation of funded services and programs, based on the recommended principles adopted by the Victorian Secretaries Board. The processes should involve independent experts as well as departmental staff.

  • Work is underway to implement regular evaluation and overview processes for funded services and programs. These will work in conjunction with the implementation of the purchasing principles adopted by the Victorian Secretaries Board in May 2016.

    This will involve examining best practice and drawing on appropriate models. The revised evaluation processes will also involve independent experts and government representatives to ensure impartial and effective evaluation.

    Appropriate governance and legislation amendments to facilitate the ongoing and regular evaluation of funded services will be established.

  • The Department of Premier and Cabinet has reviewed existing evaluation processes for organisations that receive government funding and examined best practice models and examples from different jurisdictions to identify how Victoria's approach could be improved. Building on this, the Department of Premier and Cabinet has developed and are currently finalising a phased approach to establishing and implementing consistent evaluation standards for funded services. This work is tied to the implementation of Recommendation 203, ensuring a holistic approach to improving evaluations.

  • Forecast implementation date: 31 March 2021.

Reviewed 17 May 2020

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