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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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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. Read More
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Young People’s Vision for Change in 2016

A report by the Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, puts forth a crowdsourced policy agenda for addressing issues of importance to college-aged students. Read More
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Fewer Women Ages 65 and Over Living Alone

A report finds the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen 3% since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or their children. Read More
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Researching the Impact of Open Data

A website developed by the GovLab in partnership with the Omidyar Network provides a repository of case studies on diverse open data initiatives from around the world. Read More