Monitoring the use of evaluation results: Benin
French Report - Rapport general mission de suivi
The General Directorate of Evaluation (DGE) has conducted fourteen public policy evaluations since 2010. These evaluations made it possible to make diagnoses of the various policies, to identify their achievements and weaknesses and to formulate recommendations with a view to their improvement.
The evaluation of a public policy is only useful when the results which result from it contribute to the improvement of decision-making. The use of evaluation consists of the exploitation of results for the formulation and implementation of reforms or actions to improve public services. In order to analyze the processes and dynamics of using the results and recommendations of nine public policy evaluations carried out between 2010 and 2013, the DGE undertook in 2015 an activity to monitor the use of the results of these evaluations. The general objective of monitoring is to inquire about the arrangements made by the sectoral ministries for the implementation of the recommendations from the assessments in order to ensure the efficiency of the public service.
This report, which reports on this activity, is structured in four parts. The first part presents the methodological approach followed for carrying out the activity; the second part presents an overall summary of the level of use of evaluation results for all sectoral ministries, while the third part gives details by policy evaluated; as for the fourth part, it capitalizes on the lessons learned and offers recommendations to the Government.