This book is the result of the scientific momentum generated since 2011 by the Laboratory for interdisciplinary evaluation of public policies (LIEPP), which created a space for dialogue between different methodological traditions and evaluative approaches. This book, which is strongly supported by the community of researchers involved in LIEPP’s activities, aims to facilitate and nurture this exchange. I would therefore like to begin by thanking the 25 authors who, either already involved in the LIEPP project or called upon for the occasion, have given  their time to prepare the didactic chapters that make up this book, following a common framework of questioning and strict requirements in terms of editorial format, giving rise to numerous rewrites. Launched in the summer of 2022, this publication project was completed in less than a year thanks to the enthusiastic commitment and responsiveness of contributors committed to communicating their passion for research in accessible terms, in an approach based on scientific mediation and inter-method dialogue.

The LIEPP also provided financial support for this editorial project, enabling it to be published in open access. As such, this book has benefited from the support provided by the ANR and the French government under the “Investissements d’Avenir” program LABEX LIEPP (ANR-11-LABX-0091, ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02) and the IdEx Université Paris Cité (ANR-18-IDEX-0001).

At LIEPP, the texts were translated and initially formatted by Konstantinos Papadopoulos, who was a key player in this project and whom I would like to thank for his involvement. Ariane Lacaze then did a great deal of editorial work and monitored the proofreading by the authors: many thanks to her for her professionalism and efficiency. I would also like to thank Samira Jebli, Andreana Khristova and Latifa Lousao, from the LIEPP team, who contributed to this project on an ad hoc basis.

My sincere thanks go to Editions Science et Bien Commun, and especially Erika Nimis, for hosting this dual publication (in French and English), and for their responsiveness and the care taken in preparing the book.


Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Policy Evaluation: Methods and Approaches Copyright © by Anne Revillard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Share This Book