We provide evaluation technical assistance and advise our clients on using program evaluation in continuous improvement. Our work includes identifying standards for high quality evaluations, providing support to ensure that they are well designed and implemented, and helping to refine and test models and strategies.
Through trainings and site visits our staff are committed to building local capacity in all aspects of research—from design and data collection to analysis and report writing.
Examples of our work in this area, in addition to the case study at right, include:
Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Ensuring Rigorous Evaluations. We are providing feedback on evaluation and analysis plans and reports, providing direct assistance to grantee evaluators through calls and site visits, delivering webinars and conference presentations to grantees and evaluators, and writing evaluation briefs and newsletters.
Regional Partnership Grants National Cross-Site Evaluation and Evaluation Technical Assistance. We assessed and enhanced grantees' capacity and readiness to participate in a national evaluation and helped them improve the rigor of local process and outcomes evaluations. This work included aligning local evaluation plans and performance measures with program logic models.