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Program Evaluation

ICF supports clients with formative and summative program evaluation to help them shape, improve, and transform programs for greater effectiveness.

Whether performing an insightful, early-stage evaluation or a data-rich, long-term evaluation, ICF applies highly rigorous methodologies to help clients determine how a program measures up and find methods by which clients can improve programs.

At ICF, we know the same toolkit does not address the program evaluation needs of every client. For our tailored, unique program evaluations, ICF uses a combination of traditional and state-of-the-art analytic methods and tools, including:

  • Evaluability assessments
  • Implementation evaluation
  • Logic models
  • Program content reviews
  • Randomized control trials
  • Propensity score matching
  • Research framework advice
  • Single-case designs
  • Quantitative analysis of designs
  • Synthesis of mixed-method research
  • Case studies
  • Ethnographic studies
  • Social network analysis
  • Secondary data research

In addition, our robust and targeted focus group research capabilities can help identify efficiencies and gaps and obtain results in a matter of weeks. ICF’s experience with implementation or process evaluation allows clients to develop a program iteratively and make midcourse corrections.

Our program evaluation services also include monthly evaluation briefings, continuous data quality reports, reports to the U.S. Congress, and utilization products geared to multiple audiences, including the people directly implementing programs, to empower change.