Improving Program Design


Improving Program Design

Accompanying Report of the National Performance Review

Office of the Vice President

Washington, DC

September 1993


Executive Summary

The Need for Change

Program Design Criteria
Recommendations and Actions

DES01: Activate Program Design as a Formal Discipline

DES02: Establish Pilot Program Design Capabilities in One or Two Agencies

DES03: Encourage the Strengthening of Program Design in the Legislative Branch

DES04: Commission Program Design Courses


Summary of Actions by Implementation Category

Accompanying Reports of the National Performance Review

Each action is followed by a number in parentheses that indicates the necessary avenue for effective implementation. Appendix A organizes all actions according to these categories.

(1) Agency heads can do themselves.

(2) President, Executive Office of the President, or Office of Management and Budget can do.

(3) Requires legislative action.

(4) Good idea, but will require additional work, or may be better suited for future action.

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