Aguilar, L., & Bustelo, M.
Gestión y Análisis de Políticas PúblicasISSN:
During the last three decades, there have been two major innovations in the field of government affairs, New
Public Management (managerial or post-bureaucratic mode), Governance or New Governance (post-governmental
mode). Likewise, the new push of program and public policy evaluation, is due in part to reforms that
governments have undertaken –by conviction or by force- during these last years, which have modified governmental
practices, concepts and assessment criteria. This article discusses how “governance” as a new process
of government and administration has taken place, and recognizes its presence and importance as a directive
process, and also the need and convenience of evaluating its activities and results. Thus, it investigates
on the potential relations between evaluation and governance and the mutual benefits both governance and
evaluation might have when their respective contributions are jointly considered.