Department of Education, Philippines
The Department of Education (DepEd) is committed to evidence-informed policy and decision-making through evaluating kindergarten through 12 years of basic education programmes. DepEd’s evaluation activities are in line with the national government’s directive that all implementing agencies formulate and maintain a six-year national evaluation agenda. In pursuit of this commitment, DepEd has engaged and partnered with local and international research institutions to evaluate its programmes. This approach ensures that the results are not biased toward the department. Aside from engaging external research groups, DepEd also conducts its own internal assessment of programmes and projects to produce a more timely result that will aid in programme planning. In doing these internal reviews, external stakeholders are also involved to make results comprehensive.