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Welcome to the Program Evaluation Division Website

The Program Evaluation Division (PED) is a central, non-partisan unit of the Legislative Services Commission of the North Carolina General Assembly that assists the General Assembly in fulfilling its responsibility to oversee government functions. The mission of the Program Evaluation Division is to evaluate whether public services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner and in accordance with the law.


The status of each of our current evaluations is updated on a weekly basis.


During its 2013–14 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted six Session Laws derived in full or in part from reports published by PED.

PED periodically issues follow-up reports documenting agency actions undertaken in response to the division's evaluations, including self-directed efforts as well as changes mandated by legislation. Our latest follow-up reports concern the Indian Cultural Center, the Workforce Development System, Social Services Administration and Permanent License Plates.


The Program Evaluation Division has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Evaluation Award from the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES). The Excellence in Evaluation Award is presented to an office that is determined to have made significant contributions to the field of legislative program evaluation during a four-year period. The Excellence in Evaluation Award is awarded to only one office across the country in a given year.

An October 22, 2014 article in the Sylva Herald relayed the recommendations presented in PED's September report, North Carolina Needs a Coordinated Strategy to Guide the Changing Landscape of Veterans Programs.

A Charlotte Observer column published on July 15, 2014 concerning prescription drug abuse spotlighted the findings and recommendations of PED's April report, North Carolina Needs to Strengthen Its System for Monitoring and Preventing the Abuse of Prescribed Controlled Substances.


Recent Reports

Occupational Licensing Agencies Should Not be Centralized, but Stronger Oversight is Needed
DHHS Should Integrate State Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities into the Community-Based System and Improve Performance Management
Overnight Respite Pilot at Adult Day Care Facilities Perceived as Favorable, but Lacked Objective Measures of Success
North Carolina Needs a Coordinated Strategy to Guide the Changing Landscape of Veterans Programs
Revising State Child Support Incentive System Could Promote Improved Performance of County Programs
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925