Project IMPROVE: Improving Program Outcomes Via Evidence-Based Technical Assistance

2016-2017
Prepared for
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Improving service delivery for clients, increasing efficiency, and minimizing costs are key goals for TANF programs. In recent years, evidence, evaluation, and program analytics have helped harness the power of evidence and data to improve program outcomes. 

This project is helping state, tribal, and local TANF agencies embed evaluation and learning into decisions about policy and practice. We are also providing training and technical assistance to amplify agencies’ continuous quality improvement activities and disseminate results broadly to the field. Training and technical assistance focus on the following:

  • Integrating evidence and evaluation into program development and implementation
  • Improving practices and capacity for using evidence, developing and implementing evaluation strategies, monitoring and documenting progress, and revising program components with evidence and evaluation data
  • Developing products to promote dissemination of program innovations