An Evaluation Roadmap for a More Effective Government

In keeping with our mission, AEA describes its vision of the role of evaluation in the federal government. An Evaluation Roadmap for a More Effective Government provides guidance for improving government through evaluation, outlining steps to strengthen the practice of evaluation throughout the life cycle of programs.

Evaluation is an essential function of government. It can enhance oversight and accountability of federal programs, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of services, assess which programs or policies are working and which are not, and provide critical information needed for making difficult decisions about them.

This roadmap provides:

  • Outlines challenges faced by foreign and domestic policy areas
  • Why program evaluation is essential
  • Recommendations for federal agencies to adopt
  • General principles should guide efforts to integrate evaluation into program management
  • Collaboration opportunities between the Executive Branch and Congress
  • A look to the future

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