Achieving Universal Health Coverage: A Policy Perspective

To ensure that everyone gets equitable access to healthcare - universal health coverage - we need to work together.

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Predictive Analytics, Recommender Systems, and Machine Learning: The Power of Data for Child Welfare Systems

Real-life expertise, highly seasoned caseworkers plus predictive analytics and recommender systems may enhance and support child welfare decision making.

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Five Tips for Going on Site Visits

For any social science researcher, site visits are an important method to collect primary data. Here are my top five suggestions for researchers preparing to go on a site visit.

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Harvest Box: Building a Better Understanding of Likely Effects

What are the likely impacts of the new Harvest Box proposal? Drawing on existing literature, Abt Associates sketches a plan for formal evaluation of the feasability of this program.

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Asset-Building Model for HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program Shows Promise for Increasing Earnings and Building Financial Capability

In a policy analysis, I explore the implications of this research for the broader debate about how to help residents of subsidized housing increase their earnings and build assets and financial capability.

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Getting the Word Out: How Can Formative Evaluation Impact Program Direction?

In the last five years, Abt Associates has used formative evaluation – which provides continuous feedback – to help the Conrad Hilton Foundation refine its efforts to address homelessness in Los Angeles.

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Why Do We Spend More on Addressing the Effects of Childhood Neglect Than Preventing It?

New evidence from Abt Associates highlights two particularly promising approaches to building parental capacity to provide a strong family foundation before neglect occurs: parenting education and career pathway education models.

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Categories: Education

Adaptive Management – What’s in a Word?

Why is Adaptive Management so important to Thinking and Working Politically? And how do we overcome the challenges it poses?

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What We Know About Getting School Partnerships Right

Schools and districts have long partnered with external organizations to deliver an extraordinary range of enriching programming to their students during and after the traditional school day. A growing body of evidence suggests that these programs ...

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Unconventional Storytelling Showcases Timorese Women Making a Difference

Local universities in Timor-Leste hand-picked 26 journalism students to participate as storytellers, capturing rural Timorese women making significant contributions to their country.

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Categories: Education