- Ex post evaluation should support effective feedback loops by focussing on whether policy objectives have been achieved and make recommendations on how to improve existing regulatory frameworks, i.e. going beyond a "costing exercise";
- Transparency and accountability are key in ensuring insights from evaluation are effectively taken up and used to improve existing laws and regulations;
- Giving consideration to evaluation before adopting new regulation by setting clear objectives and identifying an appropriate methodology and needed data help create a strong link between ex ante and ex post evaluation and support evidence-based policy making throughout the cycle;
- Guidance and training, as well as political leadership and statutory requirements may contribute to fostering a “culture of evaluation” across all levels of the administration and amongst stakeholders;
- A mix of different approaches to evaluation, including programmed reviews, ad hoc reviews and the ongoing ‘management’ of regulations, may be required to respond to different contexts;
- While there is no "one-size-fits-all" institutional setting for ex post evaluation, effective oversight arrangements can help set the right incentives for conducting evaluations and ensure that conflicts of interest are avoided. Policy makers could also explore potential synergy effects between the evaluations carried out by different institutions, including parliament and independent bodies;
- The involvement of stakeholders is crucial to ensure evaluations are targeted and create meaningful insights into the real-life impact of public policies to make them more citizen-centred.
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