Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
This paper presents a conceptual framework for career pathways programs and discusses some of the considerations in designing evaluations that use random assignment methods to measure these programs’ impacts. The framework is being applied in several large random assignment evaluations Abt Associates is conducting for the federal Administration of Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.