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Kingsbury, Nancy – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Amid efforts to improve performance and constrain spending, federal agencies are being asked to expand the use of rigorous program evaluation in decision-making. In addition to performance data, indepth program evaluation studies are often needed for assessing program impact or designing improvements. Agencies can also use their evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Planning, Public Agencies, Federal Programs
Kingsbury, Nancy – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
Recent congressional initiatives seek to focus funds for certain federal social programs on interventions for which randomized experiments show sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society. The private, nonprofit Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy undertook the Top Tier Evidence initiative to help federal programs identify interventions…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Program Effectiveness