MacArthur grantee MDRC released interim findings from its seven-year evaluation of LISC/Chicago's New Communities Program, a $50 million comprehensive neighborhood improvement initiative. The report focuses on the early development, roll-out, and first years of implementation of the initiative, and summarizes outcomes from the more than 700 projects supported through 2008.
August 15, 2014 - Publication
A brief highlights the accomplishments of New Mexico’s work with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to use sophisticated cost-benefit analysis to inform policy and budget decisions. Read More
August 12, 2014 - Publication
Spending on health insurance for state employees was up slightly in 2013 over the previous two years, with the cost varying widely from state to state, according to the State Health Care Spending Project. Read More
August 12, 2014 - From The Field
A six-month energy efficiency competition that engaged residents of Chicago's Humboldt Park and Logan Square neighborhoods resulted in an average 20 percent reduction in electric, gas, and water use, the city announced. Read More