With support from MacArthur, the Center for Governmental Studies has launched PolicyArchive, the nation’s first free comprehensive, online archive of public policy research. The goal is to strengthen public policy by providing policymakers and others with quick access to research on various topics. The archive currently contains over 12,000 policy documents from over 220 think tanks and other research organizations. Publishers can also upload their own research. The project is a partnership between Indiana University-Purdue University library systems. A special collection dedicated to MacArthur-funded research will be created over the next year.
MacArthur’s policy-related grantmaking aims to improve and inform decision making at the federal, state and local levels through general operating support to a small portfolio of organizations across an array of issues and special fiscal, demographic and analytical projects with broad implications for domestic policy.