Our Research, Evaluation and Analytics Work
JFF’s research, evaluation and analytic services are shaped by our deep connections to system leaders and on the ground changemakers in the worlds of work and learning. If you are working to improve the economic and educational opportunities for low-income youth and adults, we have the skills and expertise to rigorously inquire, build knowledge, and communicate evidence towards that change.
JFF’s research, evaluation and analytics services build on 35 years of field leading work in high-impact model design, technical assistance, peer learning, dissemination, policy analysis, and professional collaboration services for projects that promote educational and economic opportunity. Our team of researchers, evaluators and analysts draw from this accumulated expertise to provide services that are especially sensitive and nuanced to field actors.
Our Research & Analytics Work
JFF’s research, evaluation and analytics experts bring a diverse toolkit of methods and subject matter expertise. Here are some of the ways we can work with you:
Labor Market Information
JFF leverages real-time labor market information to inform program and policy development and increase the responsiveness of education and workforce systems to changing employer needs.
Consulting for Research & Evaluation Design
JFF collaborates to develop logic models and theories of change, establish measurable goals and performance indicators, and develop research designs and data collection systems towards individual, institutional and systems change.
JFF provides insights that shed light on the development, implementation and impact of programs and policies that support economic mobility.
JFF conducts literature reviews, landscape analyses and policy scans to shed light on current practice and policy related to secondary education, post-secondary education, adult education and workforce development, as well as industry employer trends.
Research to Advance the Field
JFF offers a unique perspective and broad field networks to our research partners as we deepen the field's understanding of how to help diverse populations achieve their educational and economic goals.
Two thirds of JFF’s staff advanced credentials in fields such as public policy, education, business, psychology, and economics. Over two dozen of these individuals actively lead and participate in JFF’s research, evaluation and analytics work. Let us bring our knowledge assets to you.