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. 

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Representative Projects

Azerbaijan Housing Finance. For the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, NORC assisted the Azerbaijan Central Bank to evaluate the performance of its laws on housing finance, with emphasis on creating and enforcing mortgage liens. 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

Evaluation of Tribal Health Professions Opportunities Grants (HPOG). Sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, NORC is conducting a multi-method evaluation of the Tribal HPOG program, designed to train Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income tribal members for employment in health professions. More

STAR Adult Behavioral Health Survey. The STAR Adult Behavioral Health Survey is designed to evaluate experiences and satisfaction of Texas Medicaid STAR members with the behavioral health services they receive through their Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) or Behavioral Health Organization (BHO).  More

Web-based Interactive Multimedia CBT Bereavement Support Program "Good Grief: Moving from Sorrow to Strength". NORC at the University of Chicago will evaluate the "Good Grief: Moving from Sorrow to Strength" program developed by the Oregon Center for Applied Science as part of a Phase I/II SBIR grant funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The program delivers comprehensive tools and information designed to help employees develop effective coping skills. More

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Contact

Jeffrey Hackett

(312) 759-4266