Date and time: Thursday 22nd July 2021 12.30pm - 2.00pm ACST
Topic: Cross-jurisdictional event – whole of government evaluation approaches
Panel members: Danielle Spruyt, NSW Treasury; Todd Sansness, Queensland Treasury; Eleanor Williams, Vic Department of Health; Christabelle Darcy, NT Department of Treasury and Finance; Narina Dahms, ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate; Kylie Dalling, WA Treasury
Facilitator: Melissa Kaltner, EY and AES NSW Committee Member
Venue:  Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants just prior to the start time
Register online by: noon on Tuesday 20th July

This is a free event organised by members of the Regional Network Committees of the AES. These events provide an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in the evaluation community and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators.

Event overview

Have you ever wondered about the similarities and differences in evaluation approaches across jurisdictions, or considered the differences in methodologies and approaches to evaluation that frameworks can drive? This event is a panel discussion about different public sector evaluation approaches across Australia, exploring consistencies, ideological drivers and process variations across Australian jurisdictions. Some jurisdictions have whole-of-government evaluation frameworks coordinated from central agencies. In other jurisdictions, the responsibility for evaluation is with individual agencies. With panellists from several jurisdictions across Australia, this is a great opportunity to find out about the different approaches to coordinating evaluation in government, the pros and cons of various approaches, and lessons that have been learned along the way.

This special event is a collaboration between the AES Northern Territory, New South Wales and Queensland Regional Network Committees.

Panel members' background

  • Danielle Spruyt, Principal Economic Analyst, Centre for Evidence and Evaluation, NSW Treasury
  • Todd Sansness, Assistant Government Statistician, Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, Queensland Treasury
  • Eleanor Williams, Chair of the Victorian Public Sector Evaluation Network; Director, Centre for Evaluation and Research Evidence, Vic Department of Health
  • Christabelle Darcy, Assistant Director, Program Evaluation Unit, NT Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Narina Dahms, Director, Policy Design and Evaluation, ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
  • Kylie Dalling, Manager – Strategic, Policy and Evaluation, WA Treasury

The event will be facilitated by Melissa Kaltner, Associate Director, EY Oceania Evaluation Practice Network Coordinator and AES NSW Committee Member. 

Seminar start times

  • NT, SA: 12.30pm
  • VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS, QLD: 1.00pm
  • Perth: 11.00am
  • New Zealand: 3.00pm

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Please ensure you have access to your email address just prior to the start time to access Zoom details. Please also check your email address is correct on your registration form before submitting. Thanks.


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