The NSW Evaluation Policy and Guidelines (Evaluation TPG) is part of the investment framework suite of Treasury Policy and Guidelines that supports evidence-based policy and budget setting in New South Wales.
The Evaluation TPG sets out mandatory requirements, recommendations and guidance for NSW General Government Sector agencies and other government entities planning and conducting evaluations.
The Evaluation TPG includes best practice advice for agencies and evaluators to consider when scheduling, planning and undertaking evaluations of state funded initiatives in New South Wales. It will assist you in ensuring that your evaluation meets requirements and is effectively designed to achieve your evaluation objectives.
Supplementary guidance materials have been developed in collaboration with agencies to support evaluation design and implementation. They are designed to be used flexibly as appropriate to the initiative, the context in which it is being evaluated, and the resources allocated to the evaluation. They include:
- Evaluation workbooks — information to support monitoring and evaluation, including example templates.
- Evaluation resources — detailed technical notes and guidance on the terms and methods used in evaluation.
The workbooks and resources are being published as a one-year pilot (please share feedback with [email protected]).
The diagram below provides a summary of the evaluation workbooks and resources that are being piloted with clusters: