South Carolina Family Independence Program Process Evaluation Report on Overall Findings, Context, and Methods

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South Carolina Family Independence Program Process Evaluation Report on Overall Findings, Context, and Methods

December 1, 2000

Abstract

This study uses process analysis to better understand the implementation of Family Independence (FI) policies and procedures. Process analysis examines how and why policies are carried out and why they are carried out in a certain way. The intent is to understand what factors influence the way programs are structured, organized, and managed; and what effects program operations and management have on program outcomes. These two types of understanding are then used to identify the consequences of implementing policies or programs in various ways or under various economic, political, or organizational situations. Such knowledge can also be used to provide recommendations for improving existing programs.

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