Government Evaluation

Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Adapting Evaluations of Governmental Public Health and Behavioral Health Programs During Covid-19 by Lisa Bowers

Hello! I’m Lisa Bowers, MS, Research Specialist at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. Our center is an outreach and research unit working with local, state and federal agencies to provide consultation, coordination, and evaluation in a variety of areas. I primarily work on projects in public health and behavioral health for the State …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Research Clearinghouses Can Help Guide Government Program Evaluations by Steven Lize

Hi, I’m Steven Lize, program chair of the Government Evaluation TIG. I currently work as a technical assistance officer on the Results First initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Before that, I worked as a senior legislative analyst for the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability evaluating state programs. Evaluations in …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Mind the Gap: Considerations When Using Scientific Publications in Evaluations by Melissa Day

Hello! My name is Melissa Day, Ph.D., and I’m a scientific analyst with Clarivate’s Web of Science consulting team. I wrangle mostly publication-based data for government, corporate, and academic clients. For many government research grants, scientific publications are one indicator of success and impact. Funders often want to identify and promote grantee results, especially highly-cited …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Striving for Balance as the Crises Keep Coming: Working in Evaluation in Public Health in 2020 by Kathryn Lowerre

My name is Kathryn Lowerre and I serve as the evaluation team lead in the Epidemiology and Response Division’s Overdose Prevention Program at the New Mexico Department of Health.  At the end of March 2020, I became part of the health department’s COVID-19 response, first as a case investigator and more recently helping support a …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Aligning Strategies to Broader USG Policies by Natalie Donahue

Hi!  My name is Natalie Donahue and I am the Chief of Evaluation in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State.  ECA leads public diplomacy outreach efforts for the Department through a number of exchange programs designed to build friendly, peaceful relations between Americans and citizens of other …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week by Chris Voegeli and Krystal Tomlin

Hi everyone, we are Chris Voegeli and Krystal Tomlin and we are the chair and former chair of the Government Evaluation TIG. This week is sponsored by the Government Evaluation TIG, and we have some great posts for you this week. The topics include experiences evaluating during the time of COVID, scientific publications as indicators …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Website usability testing tips and resources by Elise Garvey

Hi, this is the final post for Government Evaluation TIG week! I am Elise Garvey and I’m a Senior Management Auditor with the King County Auditor’s Office in Seattle, Washington. So many services and important information provided by the agencies we evaluate have moved online.  As evaluators, we can help assess whether those online resources …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Evaluation Advisory Groups are the way to go, but planning is key by Chris Voegeli

Hi, I am Chris Voegeli, and I’m an evaluation fellow in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the last year, my Canadian Evaluation Society colleagues Gene Krupa, Barbara Szijarto, Margo Schmitt-Boshnick, and I reviewed the literature and used our personal experience to …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Making the most of GAO’s online resources by Brooke Leary

Hi! My name is Brooke Leary and I am an audit supervisor for the King County Auditor’s Office, in Washington State. We conduct independent performance evaluations of county programs and agencies. Prior to working for King County, I worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office and find that I still look to their online resources …

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Gov’t Eval TIG Week: Layering data placemat sessions by Elise Garvey

Hello, I’m Elise Garvey, a senior management auditor from the King County Auditor’s Office in Seattle, Washington. I have become a huge fan of using data placemat sessions for my projects ever since learning about them at Eval 2015 and learning more from Kylie Hutchinson’s tips and tricks. Data placemats are large sheets of paper …

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