Next Steps for Employment and Training Research: Roundtable and White Papers, 2017 - 2019

Project Overview

OPRE is responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of programs designed to better the employment-related outcomes of low-income individuals. To that end, the primary goal of this project is to identify gaps in knowledge of employment and training approaches for low-income populations and recipients of social safety net benefits. This aim will be accomplished by convening a roundtable of subject matter experts to discuss the current status of and gaps in the research and by producing a series of complementary white papers. OPRE may draw on this knowledge as it considers potential future directions for its research and evaluation portfolio. The Next Steps for Employment and Training Research project launched in October 2017 and is being conducted by MEF Associates in partnership with MDRC.

The points of contact are Hilary Forster and Lauren Deutsch.