Education Scenario Planning for Gates and Lumina Foundations

For foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation, ECONorthwest develops and maintains scenario-planning tools for U.S.-based education initiatives. The tools forecast key educational outcomes (e.g., attendance in high quality kindergarten programs, high school graduates who are college-ready, and postsecondary graduates), illustrate the relative potential contributions of different solutions or pathways, and break broad national goals into actionable region-level goals. Foundation leaders have used the models to inform strategy and investment decisions, measure progress toward published goals, and communicate their work to outside partners.

Clients: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Lumina Foundation