Program evaluation and analysis a technical guide for State and local governments by Public Technology, inc

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SeriesHUD-PDR ; 279-2
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Office of Policy Development and Research
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Paginationvii, 59 p. :
Number of Pages59
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