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The Center for Public Program Evaluation is an evaluation and policy development firm focused on helping public programs work efficiently and effectively.  We offer a full line of support to policy makers and program managers of governments, foundations, and other public entities to enhance their programs and improve services and outcomes for the people they serve.


Our Center does this through our unique experience and mastery of the three mechanisms through which public programs are established, directed, and renewed 

  • Policy Development--through legislation, regulations, policy research and analysis, citizen and stakeholder involvement, media communications
  • Program Oversight--through continuous monitoring, risk assessment and avoidance,  management information and control systems, financial management 
  • Evaluation--through early implementation reviews, client surveys, output measurement, performance assessment, in depth evaluation studies

    Current and Recent projects include

    Evaluator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, performing a retrospective assessment fo the foundation's tobacco work

    Consultant to the American Evaluation Association’s Evaluation Policy Task Force

    Advisor to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services's Data Analysis Coordination and Consolidation Center

    Evaluator for the State Department's review of the implementaiton of the Paris Declaration by the U.S. Government

    Advisor for curriculum developmen to the Teaching Evaluaiton in South Asia Consortium (based in Sri Lanka)

    Evaluator for the Conservation and Conservation Education Departments of the National Aquarium at Baltimore for its AquaEcosystem and AquaPartners education programs

    Performance Management Improvement Systems Developer for the Federal Runaway and Homeless Youth program and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries law enforcement agency

    Teaching at the University of Edinsburgh, Scotland, on how evaluaators can influence government policy making

    Training for the Evaluation and Inspections staffs of the Inspectors General Offices for the U.S. Departments of  Housing and Urban Development and of Interior, and for the Monitoring and Evaluation Staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service

    Analysis and Training for the Government of Albania to improve its oversight of laws on conflict of interest

    Training and Technical Assistance for the UN High Commission for Refugees concerning its inspections of field operations in 120 countries.


    Center for Public Program Evaluation

    200 E. Main Street

    Purcellville, VA 20132