About the PEU
The need for a whole of government approach to program evaluation was a key recommendation in the Fiscal Strategy Panel’s final report. The Department of Treasury and Finance has been tasked with leading the development of a whole of government program evaluation framework and established a Program Evaluation Unit within the Financial Management Group.
The Program Evaluation Unit is responsible for progressing several recommendations from the Fiscal Strategy Panel’s final report including:
- developing a whole of government program evaluation framework
- updating the Cabinet submission template to include program evaluation and sunset clause requirements
- developing an annual schedule of evaluation of existing programs for approval by the Budget Review Subcommittee
- fostering the development of behavioural economics capability across the Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) with a focus on adopting proven approaches from other jurisdictions.
The whole of government program evaluation framework will provide a consistent approach across agencies and will be integrated into the budget development process. The timeline for implementing these actions is by the 2020 Budget. Any questions about the Program Evaluation Unit can be directed to DTF.ProgramEvaluation@nt.gov.au
Last updated: 27 June 2019