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As the representative Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) unit within DCYA, the REU is responsible for conducting evaluation projects in policy areas across the Department, in fulfilment of Public Spending Code requirements.

The REU’s work supports the development of evidence-based policy, while also supporting the broader aim of improving outcomes for children and young people.

Projects include Focused Policy Assessments, Value for Money and Policy Reviews and engagement in Spending Review cycles, with technical and evaluation inputs also provided to Units across the DCYA on an ongoing basis.

Published evaluation reports will be published on the IGEES website. Also see Value for Money and Policy Review of Youth programmes.