Implementation evaluation of the Integrated Justice System: evaluation framework

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Pienaar, N.Bohler-Muller, K.Chetty, G.Hagg, J.Josie, B.Kanyane, S.Motala, S.Ngandu, A.Tilley, J.Chaskalson, L.Lancaster
KEYWORDS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, EVALUATION STUDY, INTEGRATION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9739

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Abstract

The evaluation framework sets out the guide for conducting the Implementation Evaluation of IJS covering the period 2010/11 to 2015/16. Ideally the framework for evaluations for such programmes should be developed at the outset of the programme and allow for the fine-tuning of objectives, the inclusion of indicators for success and guidance on what data to collect (Quainoo, 2010). This implementation evaluation framework is informed by: ??? Local and international best practice in the evaluation of such programmes; ??? International benchmarks as drawn from an extensive literature review undertaken as the first component of this study; ??? The review of available documented information on the establishment and functioning of the IJS; ??? Alignment of the design to the specific objectives as outlined in the IJS Study Terms of Reference; ??? Pragmatic considerations of availability of data, the costs associated with use of different techniques and the time frames for implementing the study.