Policy Analysis and Recommendations

​From literature reviews to policy option papers, NORC researchers and analysts, often in collaboration with University of Chicago faculty members, engage in all aspects of public policy research and analysis.  This work is frequently complemented by quantitative analysis, cost-benefit analysis, market assessments, financial analysis, and other techniques.  We are skilled at translating the results of any of these analyses into meaningful messages for the full spectrum of stakeholders.  In addition to high-quality reports and publications, these efforts may include the creation of executive summaries, compelling audio/visual presentations, or a variety of other materials for delivering take-home messages on study results to the general public. 

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

International Housing Sector Review. Under the sponsorship of the International Housing Coalition (IHC), in 2009 NORC staff authored a paper for wide public dissemination that argues for a very substantial change in U.S. foreign assistance policy. More

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

Nigeria Financial Crisis Survey. NORC is conducting the Nigeria Financial Crisis Survey in Nigeria for the Enterprise Survey Group of the World Bank, a research group that conducts longitudinal and panel studies on the pressing issues of private enterprises in the developing world. More

Transparency and Accountability Project- Phase III (TAP 2 & 3). Under contract with the Results for Development Institute (R4D), NORC created the evaluation concept designed to assess the effects of the capacity building program implemented by R4D  in transitioning and developing countries. More

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Headlines

Press Release Careful planning and focus on audience crucial to success of new cultural facilities More
Posted: 6.28.2012 9:45AM
News The Los Angeles Times: Employment issues for transgender workers, with findings from the General Social Survey More
Posted: 6.13.2012 3:20PM
News MSN Health: Re-evaluating American obesity, with insight from NORC Senior Fellow Michael J. O'Grady More
Posted: 3.22.2012 3:03PM
News The Republic: "Predicting number of very old is confounding" with research from Biodemography of Exceptional Longevity in the United States More
Posted: 3.15.2012 4:19PM
News The Wall Street Journal: NORC's Natalia Gavrilova and Leonid Gavrilov ask if mortality can actually increase after 80 More
Posted: 3.5.2012 4:28PM

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