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Using Evidence When Supporting Community-Based Organizations

A brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative focuses on how governments can use evidence and data to support community-based organizations that are proven to be effective. Read More
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Video: Results First Testifies on Evidence-Based Policymaking

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative team testified at a hearing of the federal Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Read More
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Analyzing Chicago’s FY17 Proposed Budget

In an analysis, the Civic Federation expresses its support for the FY17 proposed budget for the City of Chicago, while also putting forth recommendations for improving the city’s financial management. Read More
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Identifying What Works in Open Data

Through an exploration of case studies around the world, a report by The GovLab at New York University analyzes effective open data approaches and programs. Read More
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Mapping and Comparing Responsible Data Approaches

A report by The GovLab at New York University and Leiden University presents a framework for how humanitarian organizations can responsibly consider and use data. Read More
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Understanding Neuroscience and the Law

A brief published by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience provides an overview of “neurolaw” – the intersection between law and neuroscience. The brief summarizes opportunities and limitations in this new field as neuroscientific ... Read More
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Assessing Chicago Public Schools’ Budget Proposal

Chicago Public Schools’ proposed FY2017 budget remains out of balance, relying on uncertain funding and one-time measures in order to close a $1.1 billion operating deficit, according to an analysis by the MacArthur-supported Civic Federation. Read More
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Video: How Place Matters for Economic Mobility

The Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council hosted a day-long exploration of strategies to promote economic mobility for low-income families. Read More
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Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy

Inequality is a choice, not an inevitable byproduct of technology and globalization, according to a report by the Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Read More
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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
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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. Read More