CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION IN PLANNING STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS

A FIRST ATTEMPT IS MADE AT IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC CRITERIA (I.E., MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS) FOR USE IN EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS FOR PROGRAMS FOR CARRYING OUT MAJOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS. TO DATE THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE WRITTEN THAT ATTEMPTS TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CRITERIA USEFUL FOR GOVERNMENT PROGRAM ANALYSIS. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES THE CRITERIA PROBLEM AND MAKES THE RASH ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY MEANINGFUL CRITERIA IN THE HOPE THAT IT WILL STIMULATE FURTHER EFFORTS BOTH WITHIN INDIVIDUAL GOVERNMENTS AND BY PROFESSIONALS OUTSIDE GOVERNMENTS WHO ARE EXPERIENCED IN ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES. THE LIST OF CRITERIA PROVIDED HERE IS FAR FROM BEING EITHER EXHAUSTIVE OR DEFINITIVE. IT IS TO BE EMPHASIZED THAT FOR INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM ANALYSES, CONSIDERABLE EFFORT WILL STILL NEED TO BE APPLIED TO THE DETERMINATION OF EVALUATION CRITERIA APPROPRIATE TO THE SPECIFIC PROBLEM. THE LIST OF CRITERIA CONTAINED IN SECTION III OF THIS PAPER CAN BE USED AS A STARTING POINT. THE EMPHASIS IS ON NONMONETARY CRITERIA WHERE THE AUTHOR FEELS THE GREATEST EFFORT IS NEEDED IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM ANALYSES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Subcommittee On Inter Govt Relations

    /90th Congress
    ,   USA 

    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  USA  20402-9325
  • Authors:
    • Hatry, H P
  • Publication Date: 1967-7-21

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Systems Reviews & Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 14 1970 12:00AM