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September 2003Vol. 4, No. 7The Manager's Guide to Program Evaluation

The Manager's Guide to Program Evaluation by Paul Mattessich, Ph.D., provides organizational managers and decision-makers with useful information on planning, contracting, and managing an evaluation. This is not a how-to book on conducting an evaluation. Rather, it provides guidance to managers overseeing the process.

The book provides:

  • A description of program evaluation and its benefits.
  • Explanations of the types of questions evaluations can answer and the types of information an evaluation can provide.
  • Descriptions of the different phases of an evaluation.
  • Advice on finding and working with an evaluation consultant.

This book is available from the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation for $25. For more information, visit the foundation's website at

Related Items

Find information on other evaluation publications in previous issues of Children's Bureau Express:

  • "Resources for Children's Bureau Discretionary Grant Applicants" (April 2003)
  • "Managing for Outcomes: A Basic Guide to the Evaluation of Best Practices in the Human Services" (October 2002)