Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation Videos

Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation Parts 1 and 2 discuss why and how to perform cost analysis in child welfare. Dr. Phaedra Corso, a national expert in economic evaluation, and Mike Shaver, a private agency executive, provide a fun and practical introduction to cost analysis, explaining how it can be a helpful tool when integrated with program evaluation. They introduce concepts and steps that can be applied by agency directors and managers, program directors, and evaluators.

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Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation: Part 1

Join Phaedra and Mike as they explain cost analysis and consider why it’s important.


Transcript  (PDF 145 KB); Descriptive Audio Version

Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation: Part 2

Phaedra and Mike review steps in the “ingredients approach” to cost analysis and illustrate calculating the total costs of program.


Transcript (PDF 197 KB); Descriptive Audio Version

Additional Information

The videos are companion pieces to the recently released publication Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation: A Guide for Child Welfare Researchers and Service Providers. The guide demonstrates how cost analysis can promote a better understanding of key program components, implementation, and unit costs.