The Program Evaluation Division (PED) is a central, non-partisan unit of the Legislative Services Commission of the North Carolina General Assembly that assists the General Assembly in fulfilling its responsibility to oversee government functions. The mission of the Program Evaluation Division is to evaluate whether public services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner and in accordance with the law. PED primarily supports legislative oversight by conducting independent evaluations of state government as directed by the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee (JLPEOC). At the conclusion of the evaluation process, PED generates a report that typically makes recommendations for legislative action.
During its 2018 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation derived from three reports published by PED.