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

2010 Census Integrated Communications Program Evaluation. NORC was selected to conduct a rigorous and independent evaluation of the communications campaign for the 2010 Census to assess the campaign's success and help preparations for the 2020 Census. More

Evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program. NORC has been awarded a contract from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to conduct an evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreements Program. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the effectiveness of the planning, implementation, and operation of the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program. More

Rural Health Information Technology Network Development Program. This evaluation establishes a baseline to ascertain where grantees are in their preparations to meet meaningful use requirements and to identify what types of technical assistance may be most beneficial to grantees as they begin their programs. More

Section 1115 Demonstration Management and Evaluation. NORC is assisting CMS by monitoring state compliance with the Special Terms and Conditions (STCs) that govern approved section 1115 demonstrations; developing evaluation design plans for CMS-approved section 1115 demonstrations; and developing a toolkit that CMS can use to assess delivery system reform proposals submitted by states for CMS approval.   More

Vietnam Land Market Development. NORC worked with the Mekong Private Sector Development Facility of the International Finance Corporation to evaluate the impact on business and investment of the Vietnamese Land Law, a comprehensive land code adopted in 2003.  More

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Contact

Jeffrey Hackett

(312) 759-4266