Program Design and Improvement Services

Performance Management

Assessing the effectiveness of government and nonprofit programs has become increasingly important as stakeholders demand evidence that these initiatives are achieving their goals and as managers seek to use data to better manage their programs.

We help clients monitor, evaluate, and improve programs by developing and implementing performance management systems that make it easier for them to assess and report on performance as well as to use this data. Our experts can design and execute high quality systems to help meet accountability and policy goals while also delivering the analytical tools needed to use performance data effectively.

Performance Measurement Process

We create integrated solutions that help state and federal government agencies comply with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, and other reporting requirements. At the same time, nonprofit organizations are also demanding proof that their resources are being put to good use and requiring grantees to report on performance outcomes and use performance data to improve program performance.

Mathematica taps subject matter, research, statistical, data collection, and administrative data experts skilled in developing measures to assess many aspects of performance, including efficiency, productivity, and intermediate and final outcomes. Our full-service approach ensures that all stakeholders have a common understanding of the technical details and reporting requirements by clearly specifying and communicating data elements and performance measures.

To ensure that any performance management system works properly, Mathematica also offers independent verification and validation services to determine if systems meet requirements and fulfill their intended purpose. We also provide technical assistance support to help clients operate more effectively, and obtain the full benefits from their systems and their data. We work across a range of areas that includes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, state and federal unemployment insurance programs, employment and training programs, and grants administered by the U.S. Department of Education, among others.

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