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

Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has contracted with the Urban Institute and its partners, among them NORC at the University of Chicago, to conduct an assessment of housing needs in tribal areas in the United States.  More

Implementation of an M&E System for the African Cashew Initiative (ACI). The African Cashew Initative , funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to strengthen global competitiveness of cashew production and processing in five pilot countries in Africa: Mozambique, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Benin. 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

Rural Health Outreach Tracking and Evaluation Program. The NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, with partner the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, is conducting the Rural Health Outreach Tracking and Evaluation Project.  More

World Bank Infrastructure Improvement Evaluations in Egypt and Sri Lanka. The World Bank hired NORC to gather extensive transport cost data and create an econometric model to help answer whether improving roads to peripheral and isolated locations will reduce transport prices and improve physical connectivity. 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

Contact

Jeffrey Hackett

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