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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Assessing Views on Open Government Data

Americans are generally optimistic that government initiatives to use open data can make government more accountable, but they are less confident that open data will improve government performance, according to a national survey. Read More
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Supporting Transparency and Participation in Internet Governance

The NETmundial Solutions Map, a tool created by members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance, facilitates information sharing and collaboration on Internet governance issues. Read More
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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

Staff

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Valerie Chang

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