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Evaluación de políticas y programas públicos: de las evaluaciones a las políticas


  • John Scott

    () (Division of Economics, CIDE)


This document presents a review and critical analysis of the evaluation of public policies and programs in Mexico in the light of recent progress in the practice and institutionalization of program and policy evaluation. The first section considers the importance of evaluation, transparency and accountability for the quality of public spending. The second section presents reviews the historic evolution and present state of program and policy evaluation in Mexico. Section 3 considers the principal challenges in the utilization of evaluation results in the design of public policy and offers specific recommendations.

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  • John Scott, 2008. "Evaluación de políticas y programas públicos: de las evaluaciones a las políticas," Working papers DTE 444, CIDE, División de Economía.
  • Handle: RePEc:emc:wpaper:dte444

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    evaluation of public policies and programs; Mexico; transparency; accountability; design of public policy;
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    JEL classification:

    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy
    • H43 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate
    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination


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