Policy/Program Evaluation and Development
and program managers need good information about the relative effectiveness
of policies and programs. Policy and program evaluation and development
examines the value, quality, utility and effectiveness of policies, programs
or initiatives. The evaluation essentially enables decision makers to
establish the merit or worth of a policy or program and identify strategies
and initiatives for improvement or development.
Benchmarking and best practices
Standards developed to determine value, quality, utility, and
Surveys of users and non-users
Focus group discussions
Regression, factor and cluster analysis
HarGroup conducted a series of survey
involving users of sports fields regarding rules and regulations for use
of fields. Working in conjunction with a change management consultant, a
Policy Manual was developed through the review.
Park Managers Manual
- Consultation was provided for the development of a manual which will be
used by Park Managers to identify revenue generating opportunities for
outdoor attractions. The manual presents a step-by-step approach to
identifying opportunities, researching markets, developing marketing
strategies and analyzing the financial feasibility of a venture.
Survey - A telephone survey of
400 respondents to assess regarding community interest and demand for a
municipally funded festival. The results of the survey were used to
assess future funding policies for the festival.