Why evaluation policies are useful to results-focused federal agencies: An interview with Naomi Goldstein, HHS, and Molly Irwin, DOL – Episode #164

A small but growing number of federal departments and agencies have created  evaluation policies that describe the principles that those agencies seek to promote when they conduct program evaluations. Those principles can include rigor, relevance, transparency, independence, and ethics.

To learn more about evaluation policies and why they are useful to federal agencies, we are joined by Naomi Goldstein, the Deputy Assistant Secretary within the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Molly Irwin, the Chief Evaluation Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Additional resources: ACF’s evaluation policy is available on the OPRE website [click here]. DOL’s evaluation policy is available on the department’s Chief Evaluation Office website.[click here].