Policy Research

Advancing the development of more effective domestic policies by working to increase the policy impact of all strategies in the Foundation’s U.S. Programs.  Read our strategy

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Supporting Civic Tech Innovation

The Governance Lab Academy has launched a series of coaching programs designed to help participants working in civic engagement and innovation to develop effective projects from idea to implementation. Read More
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Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Roosevelt Campus Network is galvanizing a new generation to participate in making public policy. Watch
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Massachusetts’ Evidence-Based Approach to Reducing Recidivism

A case study from the Pew-MacArthur Results First initiative explores efforts in Massachusetts to establish an evidence-based approach to policymaking to decrease criminal justice spending, reduce crime, and improve public safety. Read More

"In Long Run, Investing in Services Saves PA Money"

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Related Grantee: Pew Charitable Trusts
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From Results First Initiative

Working with states to implement an innovative cost-benefit analysis approach that helps them invest in policies and programs that are proven to work.

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Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
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Tara Magner

Program Officer
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Lucy Blanco

Program Associate
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
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Gerry Sims

Program Associate

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer, Public Affairs