Perhaps the most important reason for the establishment of EVA was that the Government’s desire to bring quality to the fore in the entire Danish education system. The expert panel has doubts about whether this has really been achieved. The overall national approach seems in 2005 to be remote. Instead developments are moving towards a sectoral focus in evaluations, i.e. transsectoral evaluations are no longer being undertaken, or undertaken to only a very limited extent. The links with the two ministries and adaptation of EVA’s operations to the various quality assurance systems in use or planned in the various sectors of the educational system results in differentiation of the mandate and difficulties in attaining the overall approach that is assumed to imbue all that the institute does.