Effective policy does not end with implementation; programs, initiatives and policies must be continuously evaluated to make sure they are reaching their milestones and goals. At PSC, consultants work with clients to design and conduct evaluations in the policy areas of health, education and environment and energy. Evaluation may be focused at the program, initiative or policy level, and can be used to inform decisions made by program administrators and staff, governing boards, funders and policymakers. Findings can also convey the value of programs and services to potential customers.
When it comes to the evaluation process, PSC takes a participatory approach — meaning the people who are going to use the evaluation results help inform the process and remain involved throughout. By including these key individuals, PSC’s team is able to develop the best possible plan, and participants are more invested in the results.