Policy evaluation is an indispensable element of a properly functioning modern public sector, and IDHEAP’s Public Policy and Evaluation Unit is dedicated to developing expertise in this field. The unit pursues two principal objectives as part of its research, teaching and consultancy activities.
Firstly, we are attempting to understand why—and why not—policy evaluations are used, which new evaluation methods might provide the innovations necessary for policy evaluation and what policy evaluation’s role is in Switzerland’s political system. We are also interested in citizens’ and political elites’ individual evaluations of substantive or institutional policies.
Secondly, we also provide our expertise to public sector actors. Please get in touch with us to learn more about attending our continuing education course on policy evaluation or to have a policy evaluation carried out for you.