Program Evaluation

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Author(s) Reimagining Service     Date 2010     Source Reimagining Service     Abstract For the past two years, the National Academy of Public Administration has explored a model that holds tremendous promise for meeting today’s challenges and achieving significant long-term results: the high-performance cross-sector... read more
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:47pm
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Author(s)Sujata Dixit-Joshi et al. Date2013 SourceThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) --Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program AbstractThe United States Department of Agriculture is seeking innovative ways to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants’ access to fresh produce by increasing the number of farmers markets and direct marketing... read more
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 9:54am
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Author(s)James Mabli et al. Date2013 SourceThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) --Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) AbstractThe study provides additional evidence of the association between participation in SNAP and lower levels of food insecurity. Participating for 6 months was associated with a decrease in food insecurity of about 5 to 10 percentage points.... read more
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 9:48am
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Author(s)CDC's Prevention Research Centers Healthy Aging Research Network DateN/A SourceCenter for Disease Control and Prevention--Health Aging Network Summary Report AbstractAn innovative Prevention Research Centers (PRC) program, the Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN) is a group of nine PRCs focused on improving the health of older Americans by conducting quality prevention... read more
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 9:36am
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Author(s)Vivian Gabor et al. Date2012 SourceThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) --Nutrition Assistance Program Report Series AbstractEat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS) is a SNAP-Ed nutrition education program conducted by the New York State Department of Health since 2006. This childcare center based program is designed to change the knowledge, attitudes, and... read more
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 7:27am
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Author(s)U.S. Government Accountability Office Date1997 SourceU.S. Government Accountability Office AbstractDespite huge federal investments in information technology (IT), many government programs are still hampered by inaccurate data and inadequate systems. Too often, federal IT projects have cost too much, produced too little, and failed to significantly boost performance. Yet... read more
Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 2:55am
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Author(s)U.S. Government Accountability Office Date1999 SourceU.S. Government Accountability Office AbstractBecause of its growing reliance on information technology, the government faces the continuing challenge of addressing computer security risks. This guide is intended to help federal managers implement an ongoing information security risk-assessment process by providing case... read more
Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 12:00am
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Author(s)U.S. Government Accountability Office Date2001 SourceU.S. Government Accountability Office AbstractInformation sharing and coordination are key elements in any defense against cyber attacks. The organizations GAO reviewed identified factors they considered critical to their success in building successful information-sharing relationships with and among their members. All... read more
Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 11:18pm
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Author(s)United States Government Accountability Office Date2004 SourceUnited States Government Accountability Office AbstractThere has been growing activity and interest in developing a system of key national indicators that would provide an independent, trusted, reliable, widely available, and usable source of information. Such a system would facilitate fact-based assessments of... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:14pm
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Author(s)United States Government Accountability Office Date2009 SourceUnited States Government Accountability Office AbstractCost growth is a prevalent problem in Navy shipbuilding programs, particularly for the first ships in new classes. In response to a mandate in the conference report accompanying the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008, GAO undertook this review... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 5:59pm
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Author(s)United States Government Accountability OfficeDate2009SourceUnited States Government Accountability OfficeAbstractU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for, among other things, the security of cargo containers shipped to the United States. In fiscal year 2008, 611 ports shipped a total of 9.8 million containers to the... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 5:53pm
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Author(s)Andrew T. Hudak, Ian Rickert, Penelope Morgan, Eva Strand, Sarah A. Lewis, Peter R. Robichaud, Chad Hoffman, Zachary A. Holden Date2011 SourceUnited States Department of Agriculture AbstractThis report provides managers with the current state of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of fuel treatments for mitigating severe wildfire effects. A literature review examines the... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:11pm
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Author(s)George F. Grob, Social Impact, Inc. Date2011 Source The United States Agency for International Development  AbstractOn March 2, 2005, ministers of developing and developed countries and heads of multilateral and bilateral development institutions, meeting in Paris, issued a resolution to reform the ways they deliver and manage international aid. They established five... read more
Monday, September 5, 2011 - 11:25pm
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Author(s)Daniel Stid, Kate O'Neill and Susan Colby Date2009 Source The Bridgespan Group AbstractN/A Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: Portland Public Schools - Take-away Lessons for Other Districts
Monday, September 5, 2011 - 10:50pm
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Author(s)Daniel Stid, Kate O'Neill and Susan Colby Date2009 Source The Bridgespan Group AbstractN/A Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: Portland Public Schools - Progress Report, and a Look Ahead
Monday, September 5, 2011 - 10:46pm
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Author(s)Rosalie Ruegg Date2006 Source National Institute of Standards and Technology AbstractThis paper presents a framework, rooted in the case study method, for evaluating both individual projects and a portfolio of projects. It introduces a prototype evaluation tool that offers new capabilities for the evaluation of a public research and development program in the intermediate... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:28pm
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Author(s)Michele L.W. Tuttle, Richard B. Wanty, and Byron R. Berger Date2003 Source U.S. Geological Survey AbstractThe environmental controls on water quality were the focus of our study in a portion of the Battle Mountain mining district, north-central Nevada. Samples representing areas outside known mineralized areas, in undisturbed mineralized areas, and in mined areas were... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 3:18pm
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Author(s)Federal Highway Administration Date2011 Source Federal Highway Administration AbstractResearchers at the University of Iowa have developed a methodology to assess the environmental justice impacts of air quality and noise from transportation projects. The methodology uses a combination of census data analysis, vehicle emission models, dispersion models, and noise models in... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 3:16pm
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Author(s)Federal Highway Administration Date2011 Source Federal Highway Administration AbstractThis case study illustrates the measurement of regional accessibility to employment. Accessibility is measured by mode of transportation and by income group. The method can be applied using census and employment data, in conjunction with highway and transit network data from a regional... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 3:12pm
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Author(s)Federal Highway AdministrationDate2011Source Federal Highway AdministrationAbstractSPARTACUS (System for Planning and Research in Towns and Cities for Urban Sustainability) is a European project undertaken to analyze the implications of urban land use and transportation policies. The SPARTACUS research project included model development and policy testing in three European cities:... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 3:05pm
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Author(s)Federal Highway Administration Date2011 Source Federal Highway Administration AbstractThe most recent Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for the San Francisco Bay Area in California includes $88 billion in expenditures to operate, maintain, and expand local transit, highway, and other transportation systems. In developing the 1998 RTP, the Metropolitan Transportation... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 2:57pm
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Author(s)Federal Highway AdministrationDate2011Source Federal Highway AdministrationAbstractThis case study compares the use of a state-of-the-practice travel demand model and a transportation-land use model to assess regional transportation and land use policies. The results suggest that the land use model captures important feedback relationships not captured by the travel demand model alone.... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 2:55pm
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Author(s)Federal Highway Administration Date2011 Source Federal Highway Administration AbstractThe Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) provides transit service in a generally automobile-oriented part of southern California. Consequently, OCTA must plan its services and operations for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. To help with this challenge, OCTA has instituted a... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:34am
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Author(s)Federal Highway Administration Date2011 Source Federal Highway Administration AbstractThis case study illustrates the use of accessibility measures in regional planning. The measures can be readily computed using land use and network data typically available from a regional travel demand model. The results showed clear differences in accessibility among alternatives. ... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:30am
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Author(s)Federal Highway Administration Date2011 Source Federal Highway Administration AbstractThis case study highlights a series of methods to analyze the land use, transportation, air quality, water use, and infrastructure cost implications of alternative regional transportation and land use scenarios. The methods can be applied individually or in combination, and vary in their... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:28am
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Author(s)Federal Highway Administration Date2011 Source Federal Highway Administration AbstractThis case study illustrates the application of a basic land use model to assess the affects of potential land use shifts on congestion. The model was developed quickly and with low data requirements compared to a large-scale land use-transportation model. The approach can be useful for... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:44am
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Author(s)Kenneth Temki, Brett Theodos and David Price Date2010 SourceThe Urban Institute AbstractShared equity homeownership initiatives provide below-market homeownership opportunities to income-eligible families in return for a share of the owner's potential capital gains at resale. This case study analyzes affordability, personal wealth, security of tenure, and mobility outcomes... read more
Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 2:01am
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Author(s)Kenneth Temkin, Brett Theodos and David Price Date2010 SourceThe Urban Institute AbstractShared equity homeownership initiatives provide below-market homeownership opportunities to income-eligible families in return for a share of the owner's potential capital gains at resale. This case study analyzes affordability, personal wealth, security of tenure, and mobility... read more
Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:58am
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Author(s)Kenneth Temkin, Brett Theodos and David Price Date2010 SourceThe Urban Institute AbstractShared equity homeownership initiatives provide below-market homeownership opportunities to income-eligible families in return for a share of the owner's potential capital gains at resale. This case study analyzes affordability, personal wealth, security of tenure, and mobility... read more
Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:56am
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Author(s)Kenneth Temkin, Brett Theodos and David Price Date2010 SourceThe Urban Institute AbstractShared equity homeownership initiatives provide below-market homeownership opportunities to income-eligible families in return for a share of the owner's potential capital gains at resale. This case study analyzes affordability, personal wealth, security of tenure, and mobility... read more
Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:50am
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Author(s)Kenneth Temkin, Brett Theodos and David Price Date2010 SourceThe Urban Institute AbstractShared equity homeownership initiatives provide below-market homeownership opportunities to income-eligible families in return for a share of the owner's potential capital gains at resale. This case study analyzes affordability, personal wealth, security of tenure, and mobility... read more
Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:47am
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Author(s)Getnet Alemu Date2009 SourceBROOKINGS AbstractForeign aid has played a major role in Ethiopia’s development effort since the end of World War II. It has been instrumental in bridging the country’s savings-investment and foreign exchange gaps. Its importance as a source of financing for the development of capacity building (human capital, administrative capacity,... read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:03am
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Author(s)Rustam Aminjanov, Matin Kholmatov and Firuz Kataev Date2009 SourceBROOKINGS AbstractThis case study aims at presenting Tajikistan's perspective of, experiences with, and challenges to foreign aid. The objective of the study is to raise awareness about different dimensions of aid fragmentation, volatility and associated costs to help define the way to better coordinate... read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:59am
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Author(s)McWeadon Education Date2007 SourceMcWeadon Education AbstractIn this course, you will learn how to conduct a comprehensive assessment of an organization's e‑learning programs and courses to determine their effectiveness and return‑on‑investment.  The Comprehensive Approach to Program Evaluation in Open and Distributed Learning (CAPEODL) Model is used in this course... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:33pm
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Author(s)What Works Date2011 SourceWhat Works AbstractThe Center for What Works worked with the League of American Orchestras, (“the League”), to develop a performance measurement framework, from September 2007 through April 2008. The 8-month project resulted in a dashboard with the following benefits to the organization. A clear link between the League’s strategic plan and... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:41am
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Author(s)What Works Date2011 SourceWhat Works AbstractN/A Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF:  Public Allies
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 7:22pm
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Author(s)What Works Date2011 SourceWhat Works AbstractDedicated to providing quality service alternatives which foster personal growth, self respect and dignity for person with disabilities and their families. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF:Search Developmental Center
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 7:02pm
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Author(s)Ingrid Gould Ellen, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning DateFebruary 2009 SourceNYU Wagner AbstractIngrid Gould Ellen, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning at NYU Wagner, discusses the impact of subsidized housing on communities. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: Does Subsidized... read more
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 4:01pm
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Author(s)Victor Rodwin Date2009 SourceNYU Wanger AbstractVictor Rodwin, Professor of Health Policy and Management, discusses how healthcare in NYC compares to other world cities. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: How Does The Healthcare in NYC Compare To Other World Cities
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 3:49pm
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