DPI should formalise the approach and framework for evaluating simulation exercises and response to Emergency Animal Disease incidents with guidelines to define the nature of the review process. This should include:
• developing a standardised internal evaluation framework to provide guidelines on the review process
• introducing periodic external evaluations of simulation exercises to enable comparison over time and to demonstrate independence and rigour
• developing guidelines for commissioning external evaluations of response to EAD incidents
• recording the implementation of recommendations from simulation exercises and response to EAD incidents
• introducing a system-level review of lessons learned.

Recommendation 8