Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

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Introduction to Evaluation and Policy

Session Number: 1003
Track: Evaluation Policy
Session Type: Expert Lecture
Tags: advocacy, Advocacy and policy change
Session Facilitator: Cheryl J Oros [CEO - Oros Consulting]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: George Frederick Grob [President - Center for Public Program Evaluation]
Time: Nov 02, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM)
Room: Hilton - Superior Ballroom C

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Evaluation and public policy are intimately connected. Such connections occur at national, state, and local government levels, and even on the international scene. The interaction moves in two directions: sometimes evaluation affects policies for public programs, and sometimes public policies affect how evaluation is practiced. Either way, the connection is important to evaluators. This session will explain how the public policy process works. It will guide evaluators through the maze of policy processes, such as legislation, regulations, administrative procedures, budgets, re-organizations, and goal setting. It will provide practical advice on how evaluators can identify the policy makers they need to influence, how to contact them, and how to get their evaluations noticed and used in the public arena.

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