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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Progress in Supporting Evidence-Based Policymaking

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton recently signed into law bipartisan legislation that will help state policymakers study the effectiveness of corrections and human services programs. Read More
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Mental Health and the Role of the States

A report by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts, seeks to better explain the country’s mental health challenges and, in particular, the states’ role in ... Read More
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Government Programs

An issue brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative provides a process that government leaders can use to assess the cost-effectiveness of public programs. Read More