Mansoor Kazi

Mansoor Kazi

Evaluation of human services in USA, United Kingdom and Finland

The World Within Reach
Mansoor Kazi
Assistant Professor

School of Social Welfare




B.Sc. (1974), London School of Economics, United Kingdom
MSW (1988),  University of Hull, United Kingdom
Ph.D. (2003),  University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Additional Information

Before moving to University at Albany School of Social Welfare in September 2013, Mansoor Kazi was Research Associate Professor and Director of Program Evaluation Center at the School of Social Work, University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), having moved from the United Kingdom in September 2005 where he held a similar position at the School of Human & Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield for 14 years. He has extensive experience of evaluation of human services in USA, United Kingdom and in Finland. He is lead evaluator of Chautauqua Tapestry System of Care and received SAMHSA’s Gold Award for Outstanding Local Evaluation in July 2010. His books include ‘Realist Evaluation in Practice’ (2003, Sage) and ‘International Perspectives on Evidence-based Practice in Social Work’ (with Bruce Thyer, 2004, Venture Press). At present, this realist evaluation approach is used in the evaluation of the SAMHSA System of Care Grant in Chautauqua County ($9 million, 2008-2014), and in 24 other New York State counties that have been awarded a System of Care Extension Grant ($4 million, 2012-2016). In all NY counties with the SOC expansion grant to date, he helps agencies to use the data on ALL service users in a realist evaluation, to inform what works and for whom in a system of care. Data from schools, mental health and other services is analyzed quarterly in each county, and data analysis methods drawn from a combination of epidemiology and effectiveness research are used in naturally occurring quasi-experimental designs (e.g. including all school youth) to investigate if the comprehensive array of services and supports are working to provide better outcomes for youth and families. 

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