This Handbook deals with many aspects of public policy evaluation including methods, examples, studies, professionalism, perspectives, concepts, trends, substance, theory, applications, dispute resolution, interdisciplinary interaction and bibliographies. A rich variety of insights and alternative perspectives on systematic policy evaluation, as well as ideas and applications dealing with win-win policy evaluation are, brought together to create a unique resource in public policy evaluation.

Sherman the Shark on Policy Evaluation

Dialogue Between Sherman the Shark and Fillmore

Fillmore: What do you want on your pizza, pepperoni or sausage?

Sherman: That's just the kind of multivariable problem that's perfect for a computer spreadsheet.

Fillmore: Oh no … not another spreadsheet.

Sherman: Let's quantify our parameters. On a scale from 1 to 10, rate your ingredients.

Fillmore: Pepperoni 8, sausage 3.

Sherman: I'll give sausage a 7, pepperoni a 4. Now let's divide by our respective weights, do ...

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