Evidence Plans are part of Defra’s business planning processes. They have been developed for each policy programme, ongoing function or hub with a substantial evidence base.
The main purposes of Evidence Plans are to help Defra policy and evidence teams to:
- Maintain a clear “line of sight‟ between policy objectives and evidence needs;
- Ensure best use of others‟ evidence and maximise opportunities for partnerships;
- Show a clear rationale and value for money for Defra investment in evidence;
- Prepare for policy evaluation.