Key Issues in Federal Government Evaluation

Session Number: 2491
Track: Government Evaluation
Session Type: Think Tank
Tags: Deloitte Consulting, Evaluation Challenges, federal evaluation, Government, government evaluation, policy evaluation
Session Facilitator: Jenica Huddleston Reed [Deloitte Consulting]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Grace Friedberger [Senior Consultant - Deloitte Consulting]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Kari N Harris [consultant]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Emily Barkin, MSPH [Senior Consultant - Deloitte Consulting LLP]
Workshop Lead Presenter: Jenica Huddleston Reed [Deloitte Consulting]
Other Workshop Presenter: Grace Friedberger [Senior Consultant - Deloitte Consulting]
Other Workshop Presenter: Kari N Harris [consultant]
Time: Oct 28, 2016 (01:45 PM - 03:15 PM)
Room: International South 9

Audience Level: Intermediate

Session Abstract: 

Evaluation of federal programs is mandated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and other federal legislation to assess the impact of federal programs and policies. Results of these evaluations can support policy decisions, resource allocation and accountability of the government to United States citizens. In the midst of this important work, however, several challenges exist, including: adhering to the many OMB evaluation regulations; developing an evaluation plan to account for the length of time that following these regulations may require; and identifying which program components to evaluate given often limited funds. In this Think Tank session participants will engage in facilitated discussion to explore these and other issues relevant to planning for and implementing evaluations of federal programs, and share with colleagues creative and effective ways to overcome such challenges.