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The Potential of Social Media Intelligence to Improve People’s Lives

A report by the MacArthur-supported GovLab explores the premise that data – particularly the vast stories of data held by social media companies – may facilitate intelligence that could help develop solutions to today's challenges. Read More
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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. Read More
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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. Read More
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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. Read More