The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta recently released a discussion paper on What Works at Scale: A Framework to Scale Up Workforce Development Programs. Here’s an excerpt from the paper:
Workforce development policymakers have access to a growing evidence base of successful training programs backed by rigorous randomized controlled trials. This evidence base identifies programs that work in specific geographic and temporal contexts but may not necessarily work in new contexts or at a scale sufficient to meet regional workforce needs.
Policymakers who incorporate mechanism mapping and sensitivity analysis may identify weaknesses in an overall strategic plan, suggest adjustments to program implementation, and ultimately help stakeholders make a more informed decision about the adoption of workforce development programs.