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: