Program Evaluation And Health Policy: Nix, Knack And Nexus

Results of program evaluations in the health field are often ignored or under utilizes by health policy decision-makers and by program managers. The paper discusses several reasons for this phnon. It is suggested that if program evaluators are to make a positive contribution to changing the design and operation of health programs and the nature and specifics of health policies, they must be cognizant of the reasons for the lack of use of program evaluations to date and be willing to modify their program evaluations accordingly.