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Evaluation of public policies. SESPAS Report 2010

Pinilla, Jaime and García-Altés, Anna (2010) Evaluation of public policies. SESPAS Report 2010. Gaceta Sanitaria, 24. pp. 114-119. ISSN 0213-9111

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2010.06.001


Public policy evaluation is not always a mandatory task for administrations. A priori, the instruments for government intervention are chosen and calculated to maximize the social welfare function that should be implicit in the policies undertaken, or in the government's electoral program. However, it is surprising how the government sometimes acts without questioning whether institutional functioning and the corresponding public policies can effectively and efficiently achieve this objective. The absence of evaluation drains the scarce available resources towards ineffective and inefficient programs, which could be otherwise used in other initiatives with a greater impact on the population's welfare.

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Additional Information: © 2010 SESPAS
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 15:43
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:06

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