Data for Decision Making

Dear ClASS Consultants and Interested Parties:

These updated and revised Administrative and Financial Modules (and accompanying Guidance documents) are based on recent revisions to U.S. government regulations. The 2 CFR 200 OMB Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) was implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as 45 CFR Part 75. The goal was to streamline guidance for Federal awards to ease administrative burden, strengthen oversight of Federal funds to reduce risks of waste, fraud and abuse, and increase efficiency and effectiveness of Federal awards.

For all trained ClASS Administrative and Finance consultants, we encourage you to review both the new Guidance and Modules in preparation for any future involvement in ClASS assessment activities.

Making Research Findings Actionable

Last updated: Mon, 07/22/2013 - 01:03

Different stakeholders have different information needs because they make different types of decisions. The information communicated to stakeholders must address their needs and concerns. The goal of this document is to provide a quick reference of suggested communication approaches for health researchers and M&E professionals in order to facilitate stakeholders use of health information for decision-making.

Managing for Results

Last updated: Mon, 07/22/2013 - 01:03

Results-oriented management requires public and nonprofit organizations to measure outcomes on a regular basis. This paper explores results-oriented management and discusses roles that evaluators can play in overcoming challenges that arise in results-oriented management.