Program evaluation (121 - 130 of 364 items)
Health and Safety: DOE's Implementation of a Comprehensive Health Surveillance Program Is Slow
RCED-94-47: Published: Dec 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to implement a comprehensive health surveillance program; and (2) effectiveness of the current DOE health surveillance program.GAO found that: (1) although almost 4 years have passed since the Secretary of Energy directed the establishment of a comprehensive health surveillance program, DO...
1992 Midyear Report of Key Performance Indicators
147589: Jun 1, 1992
GAO presented its midyear report on key GAO performance indicators, focusing on: (1) the results of GAO work; (2) managing GAO work; and (3) human resources at GAO. The report presented 5-year GAO-wide and 3-year division, region, and overseas data to help the reader appraise the movement of indicators in a historical context...
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: Issues Facing the Secondary Market for FmHA Guaranteed Loans
RCED-91-138: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) issues the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) faced in facilitating the creation of a secondary market for Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) guaranteed loans; and (2) impact of such a market on the government's exposure to risk.GAO found that: (1) Farmer Mac created the Farmer Mac II program to establish a continuing,...
Roles, Cost, and Criteria for Assessing Agriculture Disaster Assistance Programs Between 1980 and 1988
T-RCED-90-37: Published: Mar 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1990.
GAO discussed the federal government's responses to natural agricultural disasters, focusing on: (1) the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) role in providing agricultural disaster assistance since 1980; (2) criteria for assessing federal agricultural disaster assistance; and (3) how well current programs met those criteria. GAO noted that: (1) USDA provided about $17.6 billion in disaster assistan...
GAO's Review of USDA's National WIC Evaluation Report and Follow-up Issues
T-RCED-90-21: Published: Jan 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) handling of its assessment of the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on USDA: (1) management of the National WIC Evaluation; and (2) research on the program's impact on children. GAO found that: (1) USDA deleted the study's original chapter and executive summaries and replaced them with its compendium of r...
T-PEMD-90-5: Published: Oct 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1989.
GAO discussed enterprise zone programs, focusing on whether a Maryland enterprise zone program: (1) created jobs while reducing welfare dependence; (2) generated federal revenues by decreasing federal transfer payments to enterprise zone workers; and (3) demonstrated the effective use of tax incentives and other business strategies in influencing firms' hiring decisions. GAO found that the Maryla...
Enterprise Zones: Lessons From the Maryland Experience
PEMD-89-2: Published: Dec 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the enterprise zone program in Maryland to identify issues for the possible development of a federal program, focusing on: (1) program cost offsets; (2) employment growth; (3) program effects on workers; (4) reductions in welfare dependence; and (5) the effectiveness of tax incentives and other local development strategies.GAO found that: (1) both M...
Case Study Evaluations
132683: Apr 6, 1987
This publication describes the use of case study evaluations for GAO audit and evaluation work, focusing on: (1) the definition of a case study; (2) the conditions under which a case study is an appropriate evaluation method for GAO work; and (3) the method of distinguishing a good case study from a poor one. It also includes information on: (1) the illustrative, exploratory, critical instance, pr...
Community Development: HUD's Decision To Restrict Philadelphia's Block Grant Funds
RCED-87-64FS: Published: Nov 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) decision to restrict Philadelphia's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.GAO found that, between 1984 and 1986, HUD had issued several reports to and held discussions with officials of Philadelphia's Office of Housing about the weaknesses in the city's management of...
Difficulties in Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977
OCE-86-1: Published: Nov 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO tried to perform an evaluation of the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and equity of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).GAO obtained some information on regulatory actions taken by the agencies responsible for CRA implementation and enforcement; however, it found it impossible to conduct a reliable evaluation of the CRA economic impact. GAO found th...