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The Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing

A report reviews the broad implications of Miller v. Alabama, in which the Supreme Court held that mandatory sentences of life without parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. More

Using Housing Policy to Promote Economic Mobility

A report by the Urban Institute identifies a range of evidence-based housing policies that can be used to promote economic opportunity and upward mobility. More

Identifying Evidence Gaps in Secondary Education

Research by 3ie, supported by MacArthur in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, identifies evidence gaps in the application of transferable skills programs in low- and middle-income countries.  More

A Landscape Evaluation of Oil Governance in Uganda and Kenya

A landscape evaluation to identify measures for monitoring the full range of economic, social and environmental impacts of the oil sector in two East African countries. More

Report Examines How to Increase Charitable Giving

This report examines why charitable giving in the United States has been stuck at two percent of GDP since the 1970s and what it will take to increase it.  More