The NSW Food Authority has developed a model framework for its evaluations of the effectiveness of food safety risk management programs in NSW, the logic of which is illustrated below:
Source: Commonwealth of Australia Department of Finance, cited in FSANZ Evaluation Strategy, 2004
The evaluation framework is a generic model that includes:
- an outcomes hierarchy
- planning examples
- data collection methods
- communication standards
- continuous improvement
It also includes a schedule of proposed work to be conducted from 2008 to 2012.
The framework is available below.
Table of contents:
About this document
2. What is evaluation?
3. Developing the evaluation framework
3.1 Review of evaluation studies
3.2 Pilot studies
4. Program evaluation framework
4.1 Risk management programs - outcomes hierarchy
4.2 Evaluation model
5. Oversight arrangements and reporting
6. Program evaluation schedule