One of the principal challenges facing the workforce investment system today is its ability to demonstrate cost effectiveness and impact evaluation to funders, elected officials and the public
New and Untested Ideas: If you are proposing new or emerging structural and/or service delivery reform ideas that have been tried in limited circumstances (if at all) but are supported by strong logic models 5 and/or successful outcomes data. In proposing such a project, it will be particularly important that you construct a strong logic model showing the underlying theory of how your strategy will produce your intended outcomes and how you will demonstrate cost savings or cost effectiveness. Promising Ideas: If you are proposing structural and/or service delivery reform ideas that have been implemented and tested previously, and the testing indicates some potential for success and that more rigorous evaluation is needed. The cited evidence may consist of a variety of studies ranging from a simple pre-post data analysis or return on investment analysis to a study that includes an impact evaluation that employs a comparison group design. Your proposed evaluation strategy should be of a higher level of rigor than the evidence cited in the proposal, and should include the most rigorous strategy available to demonstrate impact given the financial constraints Adapting Proven Ideas: If you are proposing structural and/or service delivery projects that a) further develop ideas that are already supported by strong evidence and/or b) take ideas supported by strong evidence to a larger scale. If you are proposing structural and/or service delivery projects that a) further develop ideas that are already supported by strong evidence and/or b) take ideas supported by strong evidence to a larger scale
In the fund description, there is a need for a third party evaluation of effectiveness; SGA encourages identification and capture of new data and metrics…EMSI has the capacity to integrate data and impact from business services into the Scorecard; study already incorporates performance accountability that can be recreated/replicated over time.
The WIB Scorecard EMSI January 20, 2012 Annike Crapuchettes, VP of Consulting [email_address] Hamilton Galloway, Consulting Manager [email_address]