The Danish Evaluation Institute, EVA, explores and develops the quality of day care centres, schools and educational programmes. We provide usable knowledge at all levels – from day care centres and schools to local governments and ministries. We evaluate at all levels – from day care centres and schools through upper secondary schools and vocational colleges to universities and adult education. Research and evaluations are carried out on our own initiative as well as on request from ministries, local authorities and educational institutions among others. EVA is an independent state institution established under the Ministry of Education in 1999. The institute succeeded the Evaluation Centre which existed from 1992-1999.