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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.
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Julia Stasch and Rebecca Rimel: Putting Results First in State, Local Government

This commentary by MacArthur President Julia Stasch and Rebecca Rimel was originally published in The Mercury News on April 22, 2016.
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Applying Economic Evidence to Inform Social Policy

This report by the National Academy of Sciences highlights the potential for economic evidence to inform investment decisions for interventions that support the health and well-being of children, youth, and families.
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Independent Analysis of Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans

The Presidential Tax Calculator, created in partnership with Vox, allows people to calculate how the various proposals would impact them and their families.
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Pew and MacArthur Renew Partnership for Results First

Results First now works with 22 states and four counties to provide policymakers with tools to make the most informed decisions on how to spend limited taxpayer dollars.
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