Program evaluation (71 - 80 of 143 items)
Program Evaluation: An Evaluation Culture and Collaborative Partnerships Help Build Agency Capacity
GAO-03-454: Published: May 2, 2003. Publicly Released: May 2, 2003.
Agencies are increasingly asked to demonstrate results, but many programs lack credible performance information and the capacity to rigorously evaluate program results. To assist agency efforts to provide credible information, GAO examined the experiences of five agencies that demonstrated evaluation capacity in their performance reports: the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Coa...
Contract Management: Commercial Use of Share-in-Savings Contracting
GAO-03-327: Published: Jan 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2003.
The Congress and federal agencies are increasingly turning to performance-based contracting methods to enhance the delivery of government services. Share-in-Savings (SIS) contracting--in which the contractor assumes more risk by investing upfront costs but also receives a share in any savings generated by its efforts--is one performance-based technique that Congress is trying to promote. We were a...
Performance Reporting: Few Agencies Reported on the Completeness and Reliability of Performance Data
GAO-02-372: Published: Apr 26, 2002. Publicly Released: May 16, 2002.
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires federal agencies to set goals for program performance and to report annually on their progress toward achieving those goals. Agencies need to produce credible performance data to provide transparency of government operations so that Congress, program managers, and others can make informed decisions. The Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 re...
General Services Administration: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-931: Published: Aug 3, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 2001.
This report reviews the General Services Administration's (GSA) performance report for fiscal year 2000 and its performance plan for fiscal year 2002 to assess GSA's progress in achieving key outcomes important to its mission. GAO found that some goals were met or exceeded and others were not met. For fiscal year 2002, GSA set up a strategy to better meet these goals. Overall, GSA's fiscal year 20...
Abstracts of Reports and Testimony: Fiscal Year 2000
GAO-01-558SP: Published: Mar 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2001.
The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency in the legislative branch. GAO provides Congress with the best information available to help members make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO meets Congress' information needs by (1) evaluating how government programs and policies are working, (2) auditing agency operations to determine whether federa...
Government Performance and Results Act: Information on the National Science Foundation's Performance Report for Fiscal Year 1999 and Performance Plans for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001
RCED-00-281R: Published: Aug 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2000 and 2001 performance plans, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the FY 2000 and 2001 performance plans presented a consistent and coherent story regarding the agency's support of basic research efforts; (2) goals and results as reported in its FY 1999 perf...
Results Act: Department of the Interior's Annual Performance Plan for Fiscal Year 1999
RCED-98-206R: Published: May 28, 1998. Publicly Released: May 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's (DOI) performance plan for fiscal year (FY) 1999, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the plan provides a clear picture of intended performance across DOI; (2) strategies and the resources DOI will use to achieve its performance goals; and (3) extent to which the plan provides confidence that the agency's performan...
Results Act: Observations on the Energy Information Administration's September 1997 Strategic Plan
RCED-98-66R: Published: Jan 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1998.
GAO reviewed the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) strategic plan under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on whether: (1) it fulfills the requirements of the Results Act and the Office of Management and Budget's Circular A-11, and provide GAO's views on its overall quality; (2) key statutory authorities are reflected in the plan; and (3) it reflects interagency c...
Results Act: Observations on EPA's Strategic Plan
RCED-98-36R: Published: Nov 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) July 1, 1997, draft strategic plan and its revised plan submitted in September 1997.GAO noted that: (1) EPA has made considerable progress in developing a strategic plan that can serve as an effective cornerstone for the agency's implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act; (2) the July 1...
Results Act: Observations on SBA's September 30, 1997, Strategic Plan
T-RCED-98-31: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO discussed the September 30, 1997 strategic plan developed by the Small Business Administration (SBA), pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) SBA's plan represents an improvement over its March 1997 version; (2) the plan contains the six elements required by the Results Act; (3) the strategic goals, as a group, are more clearly linked to SBA's mission and are...