Policy Research

A brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative focuses on how governments can use evidence and data to support community-based organizations that are proven to be effective.

In 2012, governments spent approximately $80 billion through contracts or grants on human services programs delivered by nonprofits. The brief asserts that in order to ensure those sizeable resources are allocated to programs that yield results, governments should take several steps, including referring to data on community need assessments and building mechanisms to monitor implementation outcomes.

Policy Research, Community Development, Policy, Research, United States