In spring 2005, Högskoleverket (the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education) was entrusted with the task of evaluating Danmarks Evalueringsinstitut (the Danish Evaluation Institute) (EVA). The brief was to evaluate the totality of the activities of EVA in three central areas: evaluation, knowledge centre activities and revenue-generating activities. The strategic considerations of the Institute have been examined as well as the processes and methods chosen. The management and internal organisation of the Institute have also been analysed. The external framework and conditions applying to the work of the Institute have been considered in the assessment.
The evaluation is a continuation of the extensive quality assurance measures undertaken by EVA since the establishment of the Institute. Another aim has been to qualify the Institute for inclusion in the register of quality assurance agencies active in Europe which is now being developed within the framework of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).