Policy Evaluation in the Japanese Central Government

Kiyoshi Yamaya, Shuzo Takada, Toshie Ikenaga
2001 Japanese Journal of Evaluation Studies  
The Japanese government formally introduced a policy evaluation system for the central government together with a reorganization of ministries and agencies on January 6, 2001 in order to make the central government more accountable, efficient, effective, qualify-assured, and results-oriented. However, there are new sets of problems even with the recent change. For example, how to use the policy evaluation system, what is to be evaluated (policy, program or project), who is going to evaluate
more » ... ing to evaluate (internal or external evaluators), and how to bring in scientific methodologies into the new evaluation system are just some of the unanswered questions.
doi:10.11278/jjoes2001.1.51 fatcat:k3ed5l6fpfhfnkuz3q3ompfmbq