Evaluating government spending: Findings and recommendations from the latest National Audit Office report Tuesday 15th March 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 GMTCECAN Webinar: Evaluating government spending: Findings and recommendations from the latest National Audit Office report
|Evaluating government spending: Findings and recommendations from the latest National Audit Office report|
| Tuesday 15th March 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT|
Presenter: Phil Bradburn, National Audit OfficeYou are warmly invited to join us for the following CECAN Webinar…
Webinar Overview: At the National Audit Office (NAO), we believe good evaluation is key to helping government to learn whether its interventions are working and to demonstrate accountability for the use of public money.Our 2021 report Evaluating Government Spending finds that Government has recently taken steps to strengthen the way it evaluates its activity, but evaluation continues to be variable and inconsistent. Much of its work is either not evaluated robustly or not evaluated at all, which means government has little information in most policy areas on what difference is made by the billions of pounds being spent.Hear from the NAO on:the actions we found that government has taken since our previous report on evaluation in 2013;progress in addressing systemic barriers to good evaluation and good use of evaluation evidence; andWhat further steps the centre of government should take to build on their reforms to date.Presenter Biography: Phil Bradburn has built and coordinated the National Audit Office’s central analysis capability since 2010. He is an expert in identifying how methods can be applied to provide audit insights. His previous experience is in economics and analysis, working in government on transport, housing and strategy. He was part of the team that produced NAO’s 2021 Evaluating Government Spending report, and their previous 2013 report Evaluation in Government.