Government Evaluation

WE Affiliate Week: Fostering the Intersection between Evaluation and Performance Management to Enhance Learning from Both by Cheryl Oros

Hello, you may know me, Cheryl Oros, best from Policy Watch columns in the AEA Newsletter, as I have been the consultant supporting the Evaluation Policy Task Force over the past six years. I also directed federal evaluation offices, served at the executive level over broad programmatic efforts and have taught many evaluation courses. Hot …

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EPTF Week: How Evaluators’ Responses to Federal Register Notices Can be Most Useful to the Government by Demetra Smith Nightingale

Hi, I’m Demetra Smith Nightingale currently at  the Urban Institute and previously at the US Department of Labor. I want to take the opportunity to briefly describe how responding to information government publishes in the Federal Register can be useful. There are many different types of notices posted for public comment in the Federal Register, …

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EPTF Week: AEA’s Roadmap for Using Evaluation to Improve Government Performance by Stephanie Shipman

Hi, I’m Stephanie Shipman, a founding member of AEA’s Evaluation Policy Task Force. I recently retired from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) where I found AEA’s Evaluation Roadmap extremely useful when consulting with U.S. and foreign agencies on how to organize an effective evaluation office. Rad Resource: The Task Force’s “An Evaluation Roadmap for …

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Labor Day Week: Working with Policymakers and the Legislative Decision-Making Process by Calista H. Smith

Happy Labor Day Week! I am Calista H. Smith, President of C H Smith & Associates, a project management consulting and evaluation firm in Ohio.  C H Smith & Associates has done multiple evaluation projects for the Ohio Department of Education and designed evaluations for other clients related to public policy. In this work, it …

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DUP Week: What’s in a Name? with June Gothberg and Caitlyn Bukaty

Greetings and welcome from the Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations TIG week.  We are June Gothberg, Chair and Caitlyn Bukaty, Program Chair.  This week we have a strong line up of great resources, tips, and lessons learned for engaging typically underrepresented population in evaluation efforts. You might have noticed that we changed our name from Disabilities …

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PE CoE Week: Wanda Casillas and Heather Evanson on Lessons and Opportunities when Consulting in Federal Evaluation

We are Wanda Casillas and Heather Evanson, and we are part of Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Program Evaluation Center of Excellence (PE CoE). Many of our team members and colleagues are privileged to work with a variety of federal agencies on program evaluation and performance measurement and, throughout this week, will share some of their lessons …

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Gov’t Eval Week: Sarah Brewer, Elise Garvey, Ted Kniker and Krystal Tomlin on the Future of Government Evaluation

We’re Sarah Brewer, Elise Garvey, Ted Kniker and Krystal Tomlin the current leadership of AEA’s Government Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG). To finish out Government Evaluation Week on AEA365, we decided to offer a glimpse into the future of Government Evaluation. Since 2015 was the 25th anniversary of the Government Evaluation TIG, we wanted to …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Ted Kniker on Defining Government Evaluations: Findings from Evaluation 2015

Hello Everyone! I’m Ted Kniker, Senior Vice President of Enlighteneering, and Chair of AEA’s Government Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG). During our 25th anniversary year, the TIG sponsored a lively reflection on What is “Government” Evaluation from a multi-cultural perspective? The term “government evaluation” can mean so many different things. Lessons Learned: For example does …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Lauren Supplee on Replication and Trust in Government Evaluation

My name is Lauren Supplee and I work in the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families. Recent media and academic attention to transparency, replication, trust in science and lack of replication of findings in medicine research and psychology raises issues for evaluation as seen in articles in Nature …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Diana Harbison on Using Evaluation to Enhance Employee Engagement

My name is Diana Harbison and I’m the Director of the Program Monitoring and Evaluation Office at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, which links U.S. businesses to global infrastructure opportunities. According to a recent survey, USTDA has some of the most engaged employees in the United States government. There are countless articles – and …

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