The National Commission for Evaluation and Productivity (CNEP) is developing a “Medium-Term Evaluation Agenda” as part of its new functions related to policy evaluation

This effort will result in a set of proposals aimed at strengthening the institutional, methodological, and legislative guidelines that govern the operation of Chile’s public policy evaluation system. These proposals will respond to an in-depth diagnosis of the current system’s functioning.

More than 20 relevant stakeholders in the field of public policy evaluation participated in a working session convened by CNEP to analyze and address various aspects related to this matter.

July 13, 2023.

Building on its new functions related to improving regulatory quality and evaluating public policies and programs, the National Commission for Evaluation and Productivity (CNEP) organized a participatory and collaborative working session to analyze, delve into, and address matters concerning the operation of the public policy evaluation system in Chile.

The Executive Secretary of CNEP, Rodrigo Krell, led the meeting, which involved the participation of over 20 key figures in the field of public policy evaluation, including representatives from ministries, research centers, and former officials from the Ministries of Finance and Social Development and Family (MDSF). He emphasized that this new initiative by the entity aims to establish a baseline in terms of evaluation, to renew it every four years.

During the meeting, CNEP presented the main instruments that make up the current evaluation ecosystem in Chile. These include the Public Programs Evaluation System of the Presidential Evaluation Department and MDSF, the National Investment System (SNI) of MDSF, Regulatory Impact Reports from the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism (MINECON), and the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (SEGPRES), as well as other evaluation instruments that developed independently and within specific sectors, such as the Evaluation Department of the Chamber of Deputies.

Furthermore, they identified areas of public action that still need to be evaluated, which impacts the efficiency of public spending. Some examples are institutions and government policies and strategies.

The “Medium-Term Evaluation Agenda,” which shall be renewed every four years, will provide a diagnosis and proposals to comprehensively strengthen the institutional, methodological, and regulatory guidelines that influence the functioning of the public policy evaluation system. For this, the CNEP will conduct an in-depth investigation of the current system, considering its various components and stakeholders, to enhance its coverage, efficiency, and quality.