Program Evaluation and Methodology Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-12: Published: Jun 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1995.
- Full Report:
GAO provided information on its Program Evaluation and Methodology Issue Area Plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness and quality; (2) government evaluation capability and performance; and (3) methodology review and development.
GAO plans to: (1) identify key executive branch programs that are ineffective, produce unintended effects, and are of poor quality; (2) ensure that state and federal agencies are capable of evaluating their programs in an unbiased and technical manner; (3) make program evaluation within state and federal sectors an integral part of government reform; (4) evaluate the methodological soundness of various executive branch assessment methods; (5) identify policies based upon flawed analyses; and (6) determine whether new and innovative evaluation methods can be used to determine program effectiveness.