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Welcome to the Program Evaluation Division Website

The Program Evaluation Division (PED) is a central, non-partisan unit of the Legislative Services Commission of the North Carolina General Assembly that assists the General Assembly in fulfilling its responsibility to oversee government functions. The mission of the Program Evaluation Division is to evaluate whether public services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner and in accordance with the law. The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee oversees formal evaluation of state agency programs by the Program Evaluation Division.

JLPEOC MEETING

The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee is next scheduled to meet on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building. Items on the agenda include a presentation of PED's report on the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentive Program.

LEGISLATION UPDATE

The 2019–20 legislative session of the North Carolina General Assembly is currently underway. Our Legislative Tracking resource will be updated several times per week with status information on bills derived from PED report recommendations.

CURRENT EVALUATIONS

The status of each of our current evaluations is updated on a weekly basis.

RFQ for MEASURABILITY ASSESSORS

The Program Evaluation Division now provides two means of examining state programs—evaluations and measurability assessments. Whereas evaluations are in-depth studies conducted of existing state programs to determine whether they are effective and efficient and in accordance with the law, measurability assessments determine whether new and existing state programs collect the performance information necessary to inform any future inquiries into their effectiveness and efficiency.

The General Assembly enacted the Measurability Assessment Act, NC G.S. 143E, in 2016. The law requires the Program Evaluation Division to contract with independent assessors to assess whether new or existing programs or pilot projects are “measurable”, i.e. lower risk and capable of reporting return on investment. Assessors will assess programs or pilots designated directly by the General Assembly or by the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee through the statutory PED work plan. The law states that agencies and programs assessed will reimburse PED for the cost of the assessment.

NEWS

WRAL-TV, CBS 17, Carolina Journal, and the News and Observer reported on the release of PED's report, Changing How North Carolina Controls Liquor Sales Has Operational, Regulatory, and Financial Ramifications.

On January 30, 2019, the News and Observer and Triangle Business Journal covered the release and presentation of PED's report, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina Should Increase Private Funding and Improve Formal Coordination with Department of Commerce. The Winston-Salem Journal covered the report's release on February 1, 2019.

On December 6, 2018, North Carolina Health News reported on legislation derived from PED's October 2018 report, Modifications to Inmate Pharmacy Purchasing and Monitoring Could Save $13.4 Million Annually.

Recent Reports

Changing How North Carolina Controls Liquor Sales Has Operational, Regulatory, and Financial Ramifications
 
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina Should Increase Private Funding and Improve Formal Coordination with Department of Commerce
 
Opportunities Exist to Improve the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program and Recover $1.7 Million in Annual Costs
 
Minimal Evidence Found of Service Duplication for Students with Disabilities in Schools and Communities
 
Improvements to Inmate Healthcare Reimbursement and Internal Processes Could Save $5.6 Million Annually
 
Modifications to Inmate Pharmacy Purchasing and Monitoring Could Save $13.4 Million Annually
 
Inadequate Data Collection and Cost Recovery Practices Limit Economy of Healthcare for Safekeepers
 
Modifying Criteria for North Carolina’s Medical Release Program Could Reduce Costs of Inmate Healthcare
 
Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Effectiveness of the Educator Preparation Program Data Reporting System
 
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 - 919-301-1404