When Sarkozy came into office, we heard a great deal about the importance of measuring the performance of ministers and evaluating policies. It was all going to be done very efficiently, even using American consulting firms and their supposedly proven methods. In the event, whatever evaluation may have been done has hardly been transparent. And recent remaniements suggest that the judgment of ministers is based more on political calculation than policy evaluation.
Today, however, nonfiction.fr has decided to do its own evaluation of a ministry close to its beat: culture. The journal has published an extensive dossier on all aspects of the culture ministry's operations. You can consul it here.