Urban Institute
Senior Research Associate
Urban Institute
Research Associate I

PFS + ECE: Using Data to Inform Decisionmaking

Pay for Success Early Childhood Education Toolkit Report #2

Data play an integral role in pay for success (PFS) projects. Knowing the kinds of data needed for a successful project, how to collect them, and how they should be used may seem straightforward. But the complexity of early childhood outcome measures and data systems can create challenges.  

This report describes the role of data in early childhood education PFS projects, with a focus on early childhood education. As part of a larger toolkit for states, localities, and investors considering early childhood PFS deals, the report provides a roadmap for collecting and using data. It builds on what we know about effective ECE interventions and its content is based on the experiences of stakeholders involved in ongoing PFS projects.

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