Įrodymais grįstos politikos apraiškos Lietuvos viešojo administravimo institucijose.
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This paper puts forward arguments that there are many different data types used as input for evidence-based policy. The aim of the paper is to discuss the strengths and threats introducing evidence into the public administration decision-making process and investigate facts of the emergence of evidence used in Lithuanian public administration on the ministerial level. Evidence-based policy raises the transparency of the decision-making process, promotes deep awareness about the problem analyzed and awards decision-makers with reasoning analyses of alternatives and promising results. The main factors of the usefulness of evidence could be named as the timing of evidence, resources available, the quality of the evidence, the focus of reports and trustworthiness of the available evidence. The level of the contribution of the evidence depends on the adoption of evidence to the policy development process. Though the meaning of evidence-based policy is used in Lithuanian public administration neither on a theoretical level nor on a practical level, the performance of evidence-based policy has been observed on some moderate public administration level. Three ministries, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of the Interior, were chosen as the study objective for the realization of evidence-based policy in Lithuania. The study has revealed that from the whole range of usable evidence, such as quantitative/statistical data, reviews, meta analyses, quantitative studies, opinion/outlook studies, behavior studies, social experiments, research evidence, control studies (as pilot projects), consultations, anecdotal evidence, only research evidence and sociological interviews are used as evidence in the ministries for the realization of public administration functions. [...]
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