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$11.6 Million in New Chicago Investments

The investments will help spur economic development in low-income neighborhoods, create opportunities for youth and prevent violence, promote police reform and accountability, and support arts and culture. Read More
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Video: Evidence-Based Policymaking Made Easy by ‘Results First’ Tool

In this animated video, learn about the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, which, since 2011, has partnered with states and counties to help them incorporate the use of evidence into their budgeting and policymaking processes. Read More
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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