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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 and the current status of our work

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A Science-based Approach to Early Childhood Development

A report by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University proposes a research and development platform to catalyze development in early childhood policy and practice, fueled by advances in science and an emphasis on ... Read More
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A Guide to Evidence-Based Budget Development

A brief by the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative outlines steps that state and local governments can take to more effectively use data to inform their budget decisions. Read More
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Communicating Effectively On the Need for Early STEM Education

FrameWorks Institute conducted a study on communicating effectively about the need for early STEM education and reshaping some entrenched cultural beliefs so people are more likely to understand the need and support this type of education Read More
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Report Examines States’ Retiree Health Plan Spending

State strategies for addressing post-employment benefit liabilities vary greatly, and the methods states choose to contribute to their retirees’ health insurance premiums substantially affect those liabilities according to this report. Read More
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Governments Can Better Implement Evidence-based Policymaking

As the use of evidence-based interventions in government become more prevalent, it will be critical to ensure such programs are effectively delivered, according to a brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. Read More