Evaluación de políticas públicas

What is the assessment of public policies?

The evaluation of public policies is a systematic process and reasoned knowledge generation, from the collection, analysis and interpretation of information, aimed at the comprehensive understanding of an intervention - whether a policy, plan, program or norm, to reach a judgemental trial, based on evidence regarding its design, implementation and impact (outputs and impacts).

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What is the point of the evaluation of public policies?

  • Allows to promote transparency and accountability to citizenship, and contributes to the improvement of the quality of democracy.
  • It is a tool to aid decision-making based on evidence.
  • Enhances the effectiveness and efficiency in public action, promoting greater rationality of public spending.
  • Is a tool for learning and contributes to the improvement of the strategic and operational dimension public action.
  • Promotes participation in public action.
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What can be assessed?

You can evaluate public proceedings, whatever form: political, plan, program or measure.

The evaluation decides on the design, implementation (implementation) and effects (outputs and impacts) of public proceedings.

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What is the institute for the evaluation of public policies (IEPP)?

The Institute for the evaluation of public policies is a general office within the secretariat of state of Public Function, “ to the evaluation of public policies, especially in the areas of education, health and social at the national level, as well as to provide the instrumental support necessary to conduct the analysis that require the modernization or planning to boost from the secretariat of state of Public Function. ” (Article 13.7 of the royal decree 769 / 2017, 28 July, which develops the basic structure of the Ministry of Finance and Public Function and amending the royal decree 424 / 2016, 11 November, which establishes the basic structure of ministerial departments).

The Royal Decree 863 / 2018, 13 July, which develops the basic structure of the ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Function, in Article 6 point 5, reflects the regulation of the operation of the Institute for the evaluation of public policies that has among its objectives:

  • The evaluation of public policies and plans and programmes whose assessment mandated, in coordination with ministerial departments.
  • Building the culture of evaluation of public policies.
  • The development and dissemination of evaluation methodologies. Building the formation of public employees in this area, in coordination with the autonomous National Institute of public administration,
  • The instrumental support necessary to conduct the analysis that require the modernization or planning to boost from the secretariat of state of Public function.

Royal Decree 769 / 2017, 28 July, which develops the basic structure of the Ministry of Finance and Public Function and amending the royal decree 424 / 2016, 11 November, which establishes the basic structure of ministerial departments.

Royal Decree 863 / 2018, 13 July, which develops the basic structure of the ministry of Territorial Policy and Public function.

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