ACF Evaluation Policy

Published: December 27, 2012
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ACF’s evaluation policy confirms our commitment to conducting evaluations and to using evidence from evaluations to inform policy and practice. ACF seeks to promote rigor, relevance, transparency, independence, and ethics in the conduct of evaluations. This policy addresses each of these principles.

ACF published the evaluation policy in the Federal Register on August 29, 2014: 79 FR 51574 (Aug. 29, 2014).

Watch this video to learn about the policy’s principles and how we use them to guide our work


Last Reviewed: October 31, 2019