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Evaluation Strategies for Human Services Programs: A Guide for Policymakers and Providers

Document date: May 01, 1996
Released online: May 01, 1996
In the continuing effort to improve human service programs, funders, policymakers, and service providers are increasingly recognizing the importance of rigorous program evaluations. This report lays out the basic principles of program evaluation design. It signals common pitfalls, identifies constraints that need to be considered, and presents ideas for solving potential problems. These principles are general and can be applied to a wide range of human services programs.

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