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

MiDA-Ghana Feeder Roads Impact Evaluation. NORC and its local partner Pentax Management Consulting are conducting an impact evaluation of Ghana’s Feeder Roads Activity, to determine the impact of feeder roads improvements on farm incomes. More

Obesity Prevention Evidence Based Models. NORC is developing an Obesity Prevention Evidence Based Model Toolkit, Obesity Prevention Report, and a promising practices issue brief detailing models for rural communities that are interested in implementing obesity prevention programs. More

Rwanda LAND Project. Rwanda’s population density is the highest in sub-Saharan Africa and continues to grow at a rate of nearly three percent per year. Scholars and researchers frequently cite land pressure and conflicts as contributing factors to the 1994 genocide which continue to be of concern. USAID will implement a program in Rwanda which will develop local research capacity in land- related issues, and support the government’s ability to improve access to justice for Rwandans, particularly vulnerable populations, on land-related issues. Chemonics International has been awarded a contract to implement a number of capacity building measures under this program and has retained NORC to assist in developing the policy research and development capacities of Rwandan civil society and state organizations. More

Use of Emergency Departments and Inpatient Care for Conditions Related to Poor Oral Health Care in Rural Areas. This study investigated the extent to which emergency departments (EDs) and inpatient settings are used to treat problems related to poor oral health, the charges for such care, and variations in the use of these services by patient and area characteristics. More

World Bank Baseline Survey for the Impact Evaluation of Mi Primer Empleo Youth Employment Program, Honduras. NORC carried out the baseline survey for an impact evaluation of the Mi Primer Empleo ("My First Job") Program in Honduras for the World Bank.  The program targets vulnerable youth to provide training and internships to alleviate unemployment. More

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