The Evaluation Strategy aims to lift the amount and availability of quality evaluation, and develop a culture in New Zealand where evaluation is embedded in the development and implementation of transport-related decisions.

The Evaluation Strategy:

  • Establishes a common evaluation approach for the transport sector
  • Highlights the importance of generating and using evaluation findings
  • Focuses on three main types of evaluation – formative, process/implementation and outcomes/effectiveness evaluation.
  • Provides a set of actions to enhance the availability and reuse of evaluation.

The Evaluation Strategy includes five inter-related enablers to support the generation and use of transport evidence, these include:

  1. Improve access: evaluation findings are available and presented in a digestible way
  2. Improve governance: data and information is shared between agencies to reduce project cost, and improve consistency in evaluation findings by relying on a single source of truth
  3. Invest in the right activities: we are investing in the right evaluation to deliver the greatest contribution to the transport outcomes
  4. Facilitate collaboration: the transport evaluation community is engaged to share knowledge, discuss challenges, and identify solutions
  5. Develop capacity and capability: the sector has access to the right capability to identify, specify, deliver and understand evaluation