Evaluating Research Efficiency in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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3.CR2: Do the program’s credit models adequately provide reliable, consistent, accurate and transparent estimates of costs and the risk to the Government? (Credit)
3.RD1: For R&D programs other than competitive grants programs, does the program allocate funds and use management processes that maintain program quality? (R&D)
4.1: Has the program demonstrated adequate progress in achieving its long-term performance goals?
4.2: Does the program (including program partners) achieve its annual performance goals?
4.3: Does the program demonstrate improved efficiencies or cost effectiveness in achieving program goals each year?
4.4: Does the performance of this program compare favorably to other programs, including government, private, etc., with similar purpose and goals?
4.5: Do independent evaluations of sufficient scope and quality indicate that the program is effective and achieving results?
Specific Results Questions by Program Type
4.RG1: Were programmatic goals (and benefits) achieved at the least incremental societal cost and did the program maximize net benefits? (Regulatory)
4.CA1: Were program goals achieved within budgeted costs and established schedules? (Capital Assets and Service Acquisition)