Learning Together: Building Stronger Practitioner-Researcher Partnerships (November 2016)

David Fein, Principal Associate, Social and Economic Policy

Promoters of evidence-based policies and practices are seeking to engage practitioners more fully in developing and carrying out technically challenging evaluations — notably randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Advocates see genuine evaluation partnerships as more likely to focus on issues that matter to practitioners and more likely to influence policies and programs. The six years-and-counting collaboration between Abt Associates and Year Up – a leading non-profit youth development organization – offers clues for how to build successful partnerships.

Click here to view