Date and time: Wednesday 24th March 2021 12.30 - 1.30pm AEST
Topic: Queensland Government Program Evaluation Guidelines 2020
Presenter: Ms Karlyn Pritchard and Mr Todd Sansness, Queensland Treasury
Venue: Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants just prior to the seminar start time
Register online by: noon on Monday 22nd March

This is a free seminar organised by the Queensland Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our seminar series provides 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.

Seminar overview

Queensland Treasury released the first edition of the Queensland Government Program Evaluation Guidelines (PEG) in 2014, to clarify expectations and provide guidance for the evaluation of public sector programs. The second edition of the PEG was released in 2020 and contains new and revised content to support the application of contemporary evaluation practice within the context of government priorities. The PEG outlines a broad set of wise-practice principles to assist agencies to plan, commission, manage and conduct transparent and high-quality evaluation. Some of the key messages from the guideline are to: integrate evaluative thinking throughout the policy cycle; ensure clear objectives and evaluation questions; use mixed methods where possible; and communicate findings to maximise evidence-informed decision-making. The PEG is accompanied by separate information sheets that describe specific evaluation topics such as program logic and evaluation planning in more detail.

Presenter's background

Ms Karlyn Pritchard has 15 years’ experience in State Government, research positions and customer service roles. As a Senior Statistician in the Queensland Government Statistician's Office in Queensland Treasury, she manages large evaluation and survey projects and provides evaluation expertise and advice to Government.

Mr Todd Sansness has more than 20 years’ experience working in State and Federal Government in quantitative and qualitative research, policy and program evaluation and performance measurement. As Assistant Government Statistician in the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office in Queensland Treasury, his team is responsible for the Queensland Government Program Evaluation Guidelines and the collection of a large range of official statistics on behalf of Queensland Government.

Seminar start times

  • QLD: 12.30pm
  • VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS: 1.30pm
  • SA: 1.00pm
  • NT: 12.00noon
  • Perth: 10.30am
  • New Zealand: 3.30pm

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