Policy Research

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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"Successful Aging"

From Richard Heffner's Open Mind
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Studying the Impact of New Technology on Democratic Institutions

Opening Government, a MacArthur supported research initiative, seeks to study the impact of technology on democratic institutions in the United States and globally. Read More

Q&A: State Health Care Costs

The Q&A explores how health care costs are contributing to states’ fiscal troubles, the factors driving up these costs, and how the State Health Care Spending Project aims to provide answers to these questions. Read More
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Evaluating Public Education in Illinois

An assessment of Illinois public education shows that the state’s academic performance has remained flat for much of the past decade, and asserts that absent serious effort and change, its prospects for improvement are slim. Read More

"Illinois Debt Takes Toll, Study Finds"

From The New York Times
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