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Using Program Evaluation to Improve Nonprofit Outcomes

This workshop will help evaluators, program officers, and program administrators working in the nonprofit sector by providing an overview of the practice of outcomes assessment tailored to the nonprofit context. Attendees at the session will: Learn what/who drives program evaluation and outcomes assessment in nonprofit service providers, Explore uses of performance data in the nonprofit sector, Discuss challenges to measurement of social service program outcomes, and Develop strategies for making measurement decisions

CDCPerformance Measurement Workshop june2010.ppt


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Eval11 Session 985: Performance Evaluation on National Policies and Strategies for Child Development

The evaluation results showed that: context-provincial officers ran the operation as general work, not mission emerged from the strategies; input-the plan was standardized target groups, and its budget was adequately allocated; process-the plans were appropriate and effective, and monitoring and quality assessment were run; effectiveness-the percentage of target group children did not go down as planned; impact-the plan officers concentrated on target group children’s behavior, not skill or proficiency improvement; sustainability-the society needed planned operations and offered help and support for cooperation; transportability-the central national strategies and plans could not operated effectively, so each province was supposed to run its own plans and strategies with supports from the center

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Focus Search - Then other four parts were divided for better model- impact, effectiveness, sustainability and transportability The evaluation results showed that: context-provincial officers ran the operation as general work, not mission emerged from the strategies; input-the plan was standardized target groups, and its budget was adequately allocated; process-the plans were appropriate and effective, and monitoring and quality assessment were run; effectiveness-the percentage of target group children did not go down as planned; impact-the plan officers concentrated on target group children’s behavior, not skill or proficiency improvement; sustainability-the society needed planned operations and offered help and support for cooperation; transportability-the central national strategies and plans could not operated effectively, so each province was supposed to run its own plans and strategies with supports from the center


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Eval11 Session 683: Ongoing Short-term Performance Measurement as a Predictor of Long-term Objectives Achievement by Government Programs: A Case Study

Benefits involved would include: - Annual feedback from lead indicators would serve as an early warning system; - More robust management accountability systems, based on timely assessment of performance; - Findings from the in-depth evaluation would provide a feedback loop to fine-tune the ongoing operational performance lead indicators

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Integrating Systems Thinking through a Technology-based PMS for a Consoritum TAACCCT Grant

As a recipient of funding from the DOLETA TAACCCT Grants Program, Washburn University, the lead institution of the TRAC‐7 Consortium, compiles data from the seven industry‐specific programs and submits quarterly and annual reports as one entity. TAACCCT Grants include numerous and comprehensive...

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Focus Search - The system allows the user to report both a quantitative self-assessment of progress toward outcomes and a qualitative explanation of progress


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Eval11 Session 972: Outcomes-based performance in the South African Public Sector

The South African government has adopted an ambitious government-wide monitoring and evaluation system (GWM&ES) headed by a newly established Ministry for Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency since 2009. It is supposed to systematically monitor and evaluate the outcomes of government...

Cloete & Rabie 2011 AEA outcomes presentation.pdf


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Program Evaluation and Program Improvement: Challenges, Opportunities, and New Directions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Slides from SI10 Keynote 1 from Janet Collins

Session Description: In 1999, with the publication of its Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, CDC signaled its desire to increase the quality of program evaluation and use of evaluation findings for program improvement. Great strides have been made in program evaluation of public...

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Change & Continuity: Lessons Learned from the Bush and Obama Administrations' Experiences with Evaluation and Performance Measurement (Hart and Newcomer)

Draft paper presented on Nov. 12, 2015 at Evaluation 2015 Abstract: Calls for "evidence‐based policy" and for assessing how well government programs work have been around for many years. The George W. Bush and Barack Obama Administrations both espoused support for the generation and use of...

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Focus Search - Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) Perhaps the Bush Administrations performance legacy will be best remembered for the creation, implementation, and dissemination of the PART