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Newcomer and Hart: Promoting Evidence-Building Capacity for Learning in Government

Note: The file includes final slides from Kathy Newcomer and Nick Hart's Expert Lecture at Eval18 in Cleveland, OH. The session is intended to discuss the environment for the use of data and findings produced through all sorts of evaluative practices in government. The current expectations...

Newcomer and Hart 2018 -- expert lecture at Eval18.pdf


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[EP1] Evaluation Policies in the Field - Lessons Learned from a Foundation Investigation

Session presented at Evaluation 2015 Evaluation policy is an important matter facing the field of evaluation today (Trochim, 2009). It encompasses all other aspects of evaluation practice--topics of debate among practitioners and scholars including methods, stakeholders, use, dissemination, etc...

Eval Policy AEA.pptx


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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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Assessing and Evaluating Department of Defense Efforts to Inform, Influence, and Persuade

To achieve key national security objectives, the U.S. government and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) must communicate effectively and credibly with a broad range of foreign audiences. DoD spends more than $250 million per year on inform, influence, and persuade (IIP) efforts, but how...

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Strategy Evaluation Methodology: Matching Evaluation Practice and Policies to 21st Century Funding Entities and Governance Structures

This presentation showcased the way a state funding organization worked with an evaluation team to identify effective strategies to strengthen families and communities. First Things First Arizona funds strategies—not just programs—to advance community-wide change that supports positive...

Stratey Eval - H+Co AEA 2013.pdf