“True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information” Winston Churchill
“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results” Milton Friedman
SGL has evaluated or reviewed programs at both State and Local Government level. Our approach is to go back to basics and identify why a program was started and its original goals and objectives. This information provides a starting point in evaluating its success. All programs evolve over time, due to changing circumstances. Consequently, it is necessary to engage with all stakeholders to gain a comprehensive appreciation of how the program is currently operating.
Evaluation involves the synthesis of both qualitative and quantitative data. We will help clients establish a data collection methodology which allows data on the program to be collected cost effectively.
Evaluation involves not only assessing how a program has evolved over time, but also recommending strategies and actions which result in ongoing continuous improvement.
SGL offers an independent appraisal or third party review of in-house evaluations or reviews.
A key outcome of an evaluation is to propose new or modified policies which ensure that programs continue to evolve and grow.
SGL can review existing policies, using a rigorous methodology based on quantitative and qualitative data collection.
SGL will evaluate existing programs and services and recommend how it may be improved to increase its effectiveness.