Form groups of three–four with your neighbours and discuss the following questions. Be prepared to share your answers in plenary.
- What was the context for previous assessments with which you are familiar? Are you operating under a legal or policy mandate? Are your assessments part of a larger programme for government accountability?
- Why were your assessments mandated, directed or commissioned? Were your assessments a high priority for your superiors? What other things concern them?
- How did/will higher-level decision-makers use your findings?