Though many mobility management strategies have been proven to be effective, too often successful programs are grant funded and disappear when grant funding expires. It is therefore essential that program leaders strategically use evaluation data and findings that have appeal to potential funders.
Client–centered evaluation requires that the people who are implementing, funding and using the programs are heavily involved in interpreting and using the findings to improve their processes, understanding, and decisions for the future.
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Carol Kochhar-Bryant is an Evaluation Consultant with the National Center for Mobility Management, and Professor Emeritus at the George Washington University, Washington D.C. She lives in Reston, Virginia.