Policy Analysis, Program Implementation, and Evaluation

Drawing on a mastery of analytic techniques and a keen knowledge of complex policy and regulatory frameworks, NORC collaborates with federal agencies, foreign govern­ments, and nonprofit organizations to ensure their programs are efficient and effective. NORC researchers and analysts also engage in all aspects of policy research and analysis.

Representative Projects

Evaluating the Impact of the NIJ Body Armor Program: A Time Series Analysis. Funded by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of  Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the purpose of this evaluation is to assess the impact of the NIJ Body Armor program in changing law enforcement policy and practice and the body armor industry in the design, quality, and consistency of armor produced for law enforcement.   More

Evaluation of Short-Term Outcomes from Public Health Accreditation. On behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), NORC is conducting an evaluation of the short-term outcomes of national accreditation of public health agencies.  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

MCA Burkina Faso Agricultural Data Collection in the Sourou Valley and Comoe Basin. NORC, together with its local Burkina partner CERFODES, is designing the study sample, developing all data collection tools, and gathering data that will be used to monitor and conduct impact evaluations of MCA-Burkina programs. More

MCA Morocco Impact and Performance Evaluation of the Program "Rehabilitation and Intensification of Olive Plantations in Rainfed Zones". NORC is evaluating MCA-Morocco Fruit Tree Agricultural Project to determine whether the sub-project Rehabilitation and Intensification of Rainfed Olive Plantations increases farmers’ revenue over the 2010 to 2013 implementation period.mc More

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