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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Understanding Successful Aging of Societies

A specially-themed issue of Daedalus focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing the United States as its population ages. Read More
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Assessing State Spending on Substance Use Disorders

This report assesses the country’s substance use disorder challenges and states’ role in addressing them. Read More

#MacAward recipient @VivaRoosevelt's new hub for student ideas aimed to impact public policy: http://t.co/ycbpjNPNQ5 http://t.co/L2G3czkgvf

RT @TaxPolicyCenter: Will taxing sugary drinks help change consumer behavior? Find out from the #TaxHound: http://t.co/17VGSD7QV6 #sodatax http://t.co/6vhEfAtY1e

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Report Explores States’ Role in Treating Substance Abuse

The report found that more than 21 million Americans aged 12 and older had a substance abuse disorder in 2013, with only 18 percent of them receiving treatment. Read More

.@pewtrusts-MacArthur brief looks at state laws that support data-driven decision-making: http://t.co/4eryHGFbxL

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Legislating Evidence-Based Policymaking

A brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative reviews state laws that support data-driven decision-making and identifies thematic approaches to promoting data-driven program choices. Read More
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Assessing Illinois’ Deficit

Illinois faces a $9 billion operating deficit in fiscal year 2016, according to a report from the Fiscal Futures Project of the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Read More
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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


Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
Portrait of Ianna Kachoris

Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
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Tara Magner

Program Officer
Portrait of Lucy Blanco

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