Directorate for Public Governance


The Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service

Using Evidence-Informed Policy Making to Improve Performance

This report presents a study of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES). The IGEES seeks to improve policy formulation and implementation by providing and building economic and analytical expertise across the Irish civil service. Based on international best practices, the study analyses the extent to which IGEES has contributed to a greater use of evidence-informed policy making in Ireland. It provides an overview of the service’s achievements and remaining challenges and makes recommendations for the future.

Published on March 26, 2020

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Executive Summary
Key findings
Processes, tools and people
Overall effectiveness of IGEES and areas for further investment
Papers Published by IGEES since 2016
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