Outcome Measurement in the United States: State of the Art

Abstract

The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) calls for outcome (performance) measures to be developed, applied, and updated annually. Research programs, especially those that support fundamental research or that promise economic impact as an ultimate goal, are characterized by high levels of uncertainty, indirect and complex causal paths between inputs and impact, and long time horizons. What does program performance mean under these circumstances, and how might it be measured?

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@inproceedings{Roessner2002OutcomeMI, title={Outcome Measurement in the United States: State of the Art}, author={David Roessner}, year={2002} }