Evaluation and Performance Measurement

​Evaluating programs requires combined knowledge of the analytic techniques involved in program evaluation and the complex policy and regulatory framework in which federal programs operate.  Our team brings expertise in both areas, honed by years of experience evaluating demonstration programs for a range of federal agencies.  NORC statisticians and researchers regularly undertake evaluations of social and economic programs and policies using a wide range of methods, including randomized experiments and quasi-experimental designs.  We also work with clients to explore options for an evaluation design before committing to a full evaluation.  Using these evaluation skills, we also have worked with several federal clients seeking to improve their own performance measurement in the context of the Office of Management and Budget's Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements. 

Specific areas of expertise include:

Representative Projects

Evaluation of Automated Online Dispute and Error Correction Technologies. Supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), NORC is exploring ways in which these new patient engagement tools can be used to improve the quality of EHRs.  More

Evaluation of the Beacon Cooperative Agreement Program. For the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC),  NORC at the University of Chicago is designing and conducting an overarching evaluation of the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program, a key program being implemented through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). More

Housing Finance in the Palestinian Territories. ​NORC worked to evaluate and improve housing finance capabilities in the Palestinian Territories with the World Bank’s FIRST Initiative, a special-project facility to support improvements to operations of financial markets in emerging countries. More

Namibia Community Based Rangeland and Livestock Management (CBRLM) Surveys. NORC is carrying out surveys during 2010-2014 to support the impact evaluation of the Community-Based Rangeland and Livestock Management (CBRLM) Sub-Activity for the  Millennium Challenge Corporation. More

Online Military SBIRT Training Program. NORC was awarded a grant from Diageo, the  world's leading premium drinks business, to develop a training system that meshes with the DOD/Army Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (ASBI) program that will be implemented in all 91 military health clinics worldwide in 2013 and 2014. The Army's program is designed to identify military personnel whose risky alcohol use puts them, their units and their families at much greater risk of alcohol-related problems; to provide brief counseling to help them modify their risky behavior, and linkage to treatment and ongoing supports if brief counseling is insufficient.  More

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Contact

Jeffrey Hackett

(312) 759-4266