||Many projects under CABS are evaluated using rigorous research methods that include random assignment. Several cases include rapid-cycle evaluation, where initial analyses of findings from one round of testing quickly informs a next round of experimentation. The Center also provides agencies with advice and technical assistance to build better programs and design effective interventions, as well as providing knowledge-building and educational trainings to practitioners to apply techniques to their current and future initiatives.
Projects in CABS are supported by a variety of public and private funders, including the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation and the Office of Child Support Enforcement, both part of the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; NYC Center for Economic Opportunity; W.K. Kellogg Foundation; and the Robin Hood Foundation.