Advancing the Use of Evidence in Social Policy
September 18, 2014 | Publication | Policy Research, The Power of Measuring Social Benefits
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A brief from the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy outlines an increasing demand for and uptake of evidence-based approaches to policymaking, especially in the federal government. The report points to several examples in which the Coalition successfully encouraged the use of evidence-based approaches by federal committees and agencies, including a competition launched by the Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice that seeks to encourage criminal justice agencies to use randomized control trials to enhance their daily operations.