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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)

The Office of Planning Research and Evaluation is responsible for advising the assistant secretary for children and families on increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs to improve the economic and social well-being of children and families.

In collaboration with Administration for Children and Families program offices and others, OPRE is responsible for performance management for ACF, conducts research and policy analyses, and develops and oversees research and evaluation projects to assess program performance and inform policy and practice. The office provides guidance, analysis, technical assistance and oversight to ACF programs on: strategic planning; performance measurement; research and evaluation methods; statistical, policy and program analysis; and synthesis and dissemination of research and demonstration findings.

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