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 the Costs and Benefits of Public Policies

A new online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various programs as rated by eight national research clearinghouses. Read More

Results That Bring Change

MacArthur’s Interim President Julia Stasch and Policy Research Director Valerie Chang discuss the partnership between Pew and MacArthur through the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. Read More
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Assessing State Health Care Spending

A collection of reports by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trust. Read More
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New Mexico’s Evidence-based Approach to Better Governance

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

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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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

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

Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer
Portrait of Tara Magner

Tara Magner

Program Officer
Portrait of Lucy Blanco

Lucy Blanco

Program Associate
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
Portrait of Beth Gutelius

Beth Gutelius

Research Assistant
Portrait of Gerry Sims

Gerry Sims

Program Associate