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About OPPAGA

Who Are We?

The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) is a research arm of the Florida Legislature. OPPAGA was created by the Legislature in 1994 to help improve the performance and accountability of state government. OPPAGA provides data, evaluative research, and objective analyses to assist legislative budget and policy deliberations. OPPAGA conducts research as directed by state law, the presiding officers, or the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee.

What Services Do We Provide?

OPPAGA provides a variety of research services

  • Performance evaluations and policy reviews of government programs
  • Research and technical assistance to legislators and legislative committees
  • Government Program Summaries (GPS), an electronic encyclopedia containing descriptive and evaluative information on all major state programs
  • PolicyNotes, a weekly electronic newsletter of policy research of interest to Florida policymakers

What Guides Our Research?

OPPAGA's research is guided by The Program Evaluation Standards, 3rdEdition. The Standards address Utility, Feasibility, Propriety, Accuracy, Evaluation, and Accountability. OPPAGA uses the Standards to ensure the quality, usefulness, and timeliness of all published products.

Privacy Policy

Florida law provides that state records are open for public inspection. You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website, download our publications, or use our e-mail communications or any other feature. OPPAGA is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it may link.