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L'évaluation : un marronnier de l'action gouvernementale ?

Abstract : Rationalising budgetary choices, “Renewal of the public service system”, LOLF, RGPP and nowadays, MAP: from the 60s up until today, the evaluation of public policies has addressed a never ending need that is constantly being reinvented: improved governance of public action. Despite this, the concept of evaluation faced a challenging situation in France: one that was characterised by the fragile institutionalisation of this concept, both ever changing and scattered. In order to explain this random trajectory, four main matters are discussed from a socio historical perspective: evaluation as a method for legitimisation and countervailing, as a factor in the improved application of public programmes, as a tool for promoting sectoral policies and as a means for optimising public expenditure.
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Clément Lacouette-Fougère, Pierre Lascoumes. L'évaluation : un marronnier de l'action gouvernementale ?. Revue française d'administration publique, ENA, 2013, 4 (148), pp.859 - 875. ⟨hal-02182391⟩

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