CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Facilitates State Data Sharing Initiative in Washington, D.C.

September 20, 2016

CREC staff convened 18 representatives from five states for a two-day workshop held in Washington, D.C.

During the workshop, state representatives worked together to deconstruct and share experiences with key data sharing challenges. CREC staff and partners also worked with individual state teams to begin drafting Action Plans that will guide their efforts to improve the data sharing environment in their own state, and to help establish best practices for the nation’s benefit.

The meeting was part of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s State Data Sharing initiative (SDS). SDS seeks to improve workforce and economic development program outcomes by encouraging data sharing to enable more rigorous policy analysis and program evaluation.

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.