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The Evaluation Exchange is a one-of-a-kind periodical that contains new lessons and emerging strategies for evaluating programs and policies, particularly those focused on children, families, and communities. Since it was launched in 1995, The Evaluation Exchange has become a nationally known and significant force in helping to shape evaluation knowledge and practice.

Our Vision for The Evaluation Exchange
We publish The Evaluation Exchange based on the belief that policies and programs must be grounded in continuous and actionable learning. Evaluation is one crucial tool in this learning process, and its power to inform and transform needs to be shared broadly. 

Short, Engaging Articles Filled With Usable Ideas
The Evaluation Exchange delivers the quality and integrity of a professional journal, but is written in a format that includes take-away ideas that are designed to help our audiences right away in their own work. 

What’s Inside

  • Articles written by some of the most prominent evaluators and practitioners in the field.
  • A national forum for the exchange of ideas about the evaluation of programs and policies.
  • An interactive forum where the best minds in the field come together to address tough evaluation issues
  • The timely discussion of current evaluation issues, innovative evaluation methods, and evaluation news and resources

In-Depth Discussions of Leading-Edge Topics
Each issue covers a different topic or theme, including outcomes and accountability, continuous improvement, evaluation in family support and out-of-school time, strategic communications, advocacy and policy, and performance measurement. Authors include evaluators, practitioners, funders, and policymakers.

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Published by Harvard Family Research Project