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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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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
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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. Read More
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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. Read More
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ProPublica Research Finds Correlation Between Payments and Rise in Brand-Name Drug Prescriptions

Using data from its Dollars for Docs project, ProPublica has tracked drug company payments to doctors since 2010. Read More