IGEES Corporate Programme

IGEES Work Programme 2018

The IGEES Work Programe 2018 was published on Monday 16th April 2018. This document outlines the vast array of work that is carried out by IGEES staff and those working in policy analysis throughout the civil service. It outlines the work that was carried out last year and what is planned for the year to come. The complete programme can be found here.

IGEES Quality Assurance Guidelines

IGEES members across the Civil Service work to the highest of standards. As part of these standards, they work to ensure that all output that they produce is of a high quality and robustness. This is especially important as the work they produce is intended to feed directly into policy formulation and decision making. The IGEES Quality Assurance Guidelines set out the process that all IGEES members follow when completing their work and this can be found here.

 IGEES Learning & Development Plan 2017 – 2019

The new IGEES Learning & Development plan was published on Wednesday 22nd November. It is the aim of the plan to provide training and activities that will work towards the enhancement of the skills and competencies, that are needed to produce high quality policy analysis across the civil service.

A full copy of the plan can be seen at the following link: IGEES Learning and Development Framework 2017-19

Papers and Output of IGEES Staff 2016

Papers and Output of IGEES Staff 2016, showcases the papers that have been published on the IGEES website from January to December of 2016. While this is not an exhaustive list of the work that IGEES staff undertake, it does show the varied and detailed work that IGEES staff carryout throughout the year.
The Publication can be viewed at the following link: Papers and Output of IGEES Staff 2016

IGEES Work Programme 2017

The IGEES work programme for 2017 reports on the activity and achievements of IGEES Units in 2016. It sets out areas of work that will be undertaken in 2017 in individual IGEES Units across Government Departments and Offices in keeping with their policy remit and Departmental Statement of Strategies.

The 2017 IGEES work programme is available on the link below:

2017 IGEES Work Programme

IGEES Medium Term Strategy

The IGEES Medium Term Strategy was launched on 27 October 2016.

The IGEES is building on and learning from existing economic and evaluation expertise and increasing levels of evaluation and analysis. This MTS seeks to enhance the level, consistency and quality of output across the IGEES. As such, the focus over the medium term will be:
(1) To have a greater input into and impact on the policy analysis process; and
(2) To generate an increased level of high quality IGEES output to inform the policy debate.
The responsibility for achieving these aims will rest with the IGEES as a whole supported by a revised set of governance arrangements. With a view to fostering a coherent approach across the Service, an IGEES business plan will form the basis for the output of the Service year to year.

The IGEES Medium Term Strategy can be viewed by following this link.

IGEES Work Programme 2016

The IGEES Work Programme for 2016 sets out areas of work that relate to the continued development of IGEES as a whole of Government service (Section A) and areas of work that will be undertaken in individual IGEES Units across Government Departments and Offices in keeping with their policy remit (Section B of the Programme).

The Work Programme can be viewed by following this link.

To view a summary of IGEES’s output for the first half of 2016, please click here.

IGEES Oversight Board Reports

The Oversight Board for the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) reviews overall performance and development, whilst also advising on best practice and the future direction of the Service. It reports periodically to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform about the performance and development of IGEES. These reports are available here.

The Board members are drawn from the senior ranks of the Civil Service and from academia, including the ESRI.   There are no fees or other payments made to Board members.  This is an advisory, non-statutory board.