The Millennium Challenge Corporation has contracted Mathematica to conduct a mixed-methods performance evaluation of three activities and their related subactivities funded under two agreements: RIA and PDA in El Salvador and the PPP activity in Guatemala.
We leverage advanced analytics for a wide range of organizational goals, including identifying program and policy issues, predicting impacts, managing costs, detecting improper payments, supporting operational decision making, and maintaining program integrity.
Independent Evaluation Services in Support of the El Salvador Investment Climate Project and the Guatemala Public–Private Partnership Activity
Behavioral Interventions for Labor-Related Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor is collaborating with Mathematica and ideas42 to apply behavioral science principles to selected programs. Studies suggest that relatively modest changes to program materials, forms, or procedures can generate substantial improvements in program outcomes and performance.
Rapid-Cycle Tech Evaluations Accelerate Decisionmaking
This project involves developing, field testing, and disseminating easy-to-use evaluation resources, via a web-based, interactive toolkit, to expedite low-cost, quick-turnaround evaluations using rapid-cycle evaluation approaches.
The Use of Microsimulation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Analysis
Mathematica provided quick response analyses, preparing the 2013 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control (SNAP QC) data file and QC Minimodel, and producing reports on the characteristics of SNAP households and national and state SNAP participation rates.