Policy paper

Evaluation in government: BIS response to NAO report

BIS response to the National Audit Office (NAO) report, and actions we are taking to evaluate our policies through an evaluation plan.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


NAO report on evaluation in government: BIS response


The National Audit Office (NAO) report reviews cost effectiveness evaluations in government. These cover government spending, taxation and regulation, across the 17 main departments and some of their bodies.

Our response recognises evaluation’s important role in policy development. We have developed and started implementing an evaluation plan to address these NAO recommendations to achieve better quality evaluations.

Published 20 December 2013