Directorate for Public Governance

International webinar: Understanding cross country practices for policy evaluation


Launch of OECD and France Stratégie cross country reports on policy evaluation. The role of evaluation to support governments in addressing the exit and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis


International webinar: 23 June 2020

The webinar will share the findings of two recent international studies on policy evaluation, including the reports:

  • Institutionalisation, Quality and use of Policy Evaluation: Lessons from countries experience, OECD, covering findings from 42 countries
  • France Stratégie cross country study, covering findings from 6 countries

Session 1

Discussions will address the policy implications of the findings. The aim is to ensure that policy evaluation systems can meet countries’ needs in promoting evidence-informed policymaking as well as in improving the quality of public expenditure and the quality, responsiveness and accessibility of public policies.

Session 2

Session will focus on the current COVID-19 context, in which governments, due to the emerging support scheme, are mobilising evaluation tools to preserve public accountability. Moreover, the rapidly changing context for the delivery of public services calls for adapting evaluation methods to help governments maintain the effectiveness of service delivery.




Webinar - Original version


Webinar - English version


Webinar - French version

Speaker notes and presentations



13.30 – 13.45 - Welcome introductions

The webinar will be introduced by :


13.45 – 14.45 - Launch of international studies

This session will offer an opportunity to share the findings from two international cross country studies by the OECD and France Stratégie. Comments will be provided by invited country experts.

  • Stephane Jacobzone, Head of Unit, Evidence Monitoring and Policy Evaluation, OECD.
  • Vincent Aussilloux, Head of the Economics Department and Adam Baïz, Project Officer, France Stratégie.


14.45 - 15.45 - How can countries leverage evaluation to facilitate the exit and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?

This session will focus on recent country experiences in promoting evaluation to facilitate the exit from the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Diana Epstein, Office of Management and Budget, United States.
  • Benoit Coeure, Chair of the Evaluation Committee for Assessing the Efficiency of the Support Measures towards Businesses, France.


  • Aline Pennisi, Ministry of Finance, Italy.
  • Patricia Moreno Agudelo, Senior Advisor to the Director for Monitoring and Policy Evaluation, Department of National Planning, Colombia.

15.45 – 16.00 Closing remarks

  • Janos Bertok, Acting Director, Public Governance Directorate, OECD

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