In 2020, the Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) partnered with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and funded contractor Mathematica Policy Research to conduct the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Research Portfolio Project.

The evidence scans aim to (1) generate ideas on promising workforce development strategies that could be rigorously evaluated in the WIOA context and (2) describe recent and long-term economic and policy developments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with relevance to the public workforce system and continuous improvement of WIOA programs and services.