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Formal program evaluations

1. Frequently, formal program evaluations are deemed as failures. Why is this type of situation the case?

2. Describe the methods usually used by governments to evaluate policy choices.

3. Describe the Government Accountability Office. What is its role?

4. Why are government programs seldom terminated?

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In the below responses to your posed questions are as follow, in which, the objective is identifying how program evaluations are critical to assessment relevance and measuring success:

1. Frequently, formal program evaluations are deemed as failures. Why is this type of situation the case?

The formal program evaluations are deemed as failures depending on the overall framework of measuring up towards an expected outcome. In order for a program to succeed, the initial goals should and must adhere to the objective of serving the end user and/or community. Thus, the initiators in providing a certain program is seeking to reach an objective that promotes their primary output expectations and measures (evaluations) progress accordingly. In most cases, the program initial start detects the possibility or confirmed failures often due to prior poor planning.

2. Describe the methods usually used by ...

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