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Washington Post Series Explores Opening Governance

A series of contributions from members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance posted to the Washington Post Monkey Cage blog explores issues of opening governance in the 21st Century.

"Evidence-Based Policymaking Can Arm Lawmakers with Information about What Works."

National Conference of State Legislatures
Related Grantee: Pew Charitable Trusts
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How Policymakers Prioritize Evidence-Based Programs

An issue brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative illustrates how policymakers are using legislation to prioritize evidence-based decision-making when it comes to what programs receive funding.
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College Students Offer Policy Ideas

The Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, has released 10 Ideas, a journal that elevates top student-generated policy proposals from across the country.
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The True Cost of Segregation

$4.4 billion in lost earnings; a 30 percent higher homicide rate; 83,000 fewer bachelor’s degrees received. These numbers represent the real costs the Chicago region bears due to its high levels of economic ...
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Combating Privatization Through Youth-Led Projects

The Roosevelt Institute’s Re:Public Project will invest in youth-driven campaigns and initiatives to push back against privatization in the educational system, economy, and justice system.
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