Evaluation & Research

Program Evaluation, Research & Design (Core Service)

Every organization needs to use resources wisely and to get the most out of its services, programs and investments. MGA helps create practical evaluation systems to prove or improve programs’ value to staff, board members, donors and funders. We can also research and synthesize current best practices and policy innovations,  so programs benefit from the most up-to-date and relevant information  available. Finally, there are a host of other practical applications of our experience designing surveys, facilitating focus groups or creating other evaluation tools to help you learn about and improve your services to communities.

Program Evaluation services help you to evaluate existing programs, assess program goals and create clear, measurable outcomes. Our work often focuses on helping organizations design and implement program evaluation systems with clear logic models, simple forms and procedures, and practical computerized tools that your staff will be able to use and maintain with little or no ongoing help from us.

Program Research services keep you abreast of industry trends and current best practices. MGA will conduct literature reviews, web-based research, individual interviews and focus groups as best fits your particular needs.

Program Design services ensure effective new — or improved — programs that are more responsive to clients, more appealing to funders and designed for success. We can also help you to clarify the underlying value and intent of your programs by making them explicit and broadly understood among your staff.

Policy Research & Analysis services examine local, regional and national policies. We can help you to understand the impact of those policies on different populations and institutions, including your own. MGA will summarize recent policy innovations and explain the implications of policy changes. We will research and summarize the current state-of-the-art in your areas of program interest.

View Examples of Program Evaluation, Research & Design projects:

Best Practice Research & Policy Analysis
Evaluation & Outcomes

Learn more about our other Core Service:

Strategic Planning & Facilitation

Learn more about our Other Services:

Survey & Market Research
Management Systems, Methods & Documentation
Coaching & Transitions
Organizational Development