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Landscape management in Chocó-Darién priority watersheds

The report finds that addressing the threats and drivers of biodiversity loss in this ecoregion is important in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change and preserve the lives and traditions of indigenous communities. Read More
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Report Examines Capital Budgeting in States

The report offers a state-by-state analysis of the ways states are developing and implementing capital spending plans for investments such as roads, bridges, university buildings, prisons, water resources, and more. Read More
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Toolkit Helps State Budget Officers Implement Health Care Reforms

The MacArthur-supported toolkit addresses how to assess the impact of care delivery and payment reforms, evaluate Medicaid managed care expansions, and monitor the health insurance marketplace. Read More
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Civic Federation Warns Against Using Extended Tax Increase for New Spending in Illinois

The report calls on the state to use any increased revenue generated in the budget to stabilize state finances by significantly reducing the massive backlog of unpaid bills. Read More

How Housing Matters Research Briefs

A series of briefs that capture the essential findings and insights of research completed as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities initiative. Read More
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Insuring the Uninsured: Evaluating the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

The brief evaluates the Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research’s Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, which expanded Medicaid coverage to a limited number of individuals selected by a lottery. Read More
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Benefit-Cost Analysis in Support of Children, Youth, and Families

Benefit-cost analyses hold great promise for influencing policies related to children, youth, and families, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine National Academy of Sciences. Read More
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Recommendations for Public Pension Plan Reforms

The report outlines recommendations to improve the current state of pension plan funding as total unfunded public pension liabilities in the U.S. near $1 trillion by some estimates. Read More
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Identifying the Connections Between Infant and Maternal Health

Adopting a continuum of care approach to maternal and newborn health can significantly improve their health outcomes, according to a study by Family Care International Read More
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State Fiscal Strains Linger in Economic Recovery

The report outlines a troubling picture of the unsustainable fiscal position of many states and their local governments across the country Read More
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Himalayan Sherpas Impacted by Climate Change

Himalayan Sherpas in the Everest region of Nepal are aware of local changes occurring as a result of climate change, but continue to be excluded from local, national and international discussions on the issue, according to ... Read More