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State Pathways to a Clean Energy Future

Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which sets the first-ever standards limiting carbon pollution from power plants, states can craft their own strategy and set stronger standards that create significant economic benefits. Read More
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Sustaining Health and the Environment in Lake Victoria Basin

Research shows that a project that integrated population, health, and environment initiatives achieved promising results the individual, community, and structural levels in Lake Victoria Basin. Read More
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Incarceration and the Mentally Ill

A report by Policy Research Associates examines factors contributing to the incarceration of people with serious mental illness and approaches to reform. Read More
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Exploring Urban Governance Worldwide

An online platform offers new ways of communicating and mapping the vast landscape of urban governance models and approaches to challenges faced by cities around the world. Read More
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Americans Favor Deal With Iran, Survey Finds

A majority of Americans supports the broad outlines of an agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program to civilian uses, according to a public opinion poll by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Read More
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Progress in Supporting Evidence-Based Policymaking

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton recently signed into law bipartisan legislation that will help state policymakers study the effectiveness of corrections and human services programs. Read More
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Responding to Racial Disparities in the Justice System

A report by the Brennan Center for Justice pinpoints the drivers of racial disparities in the criminal justice system and identifies common sense reforms to reduce them. Read More
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Mental Health and the Role of the States

A report by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts, seeks to better explain the country’s mental health challenges and, in particular, the states’ role in ... Read More
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Government Programs

An issue brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative provides a process that government leaders can use to assess the cost-effectiveness of public programs. Read More
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Assessing Urban Governance in Europe and China

Two papers from the London School of Economics New Urban Governance Project, supported by MacArthur, explore the evolution of urban governance in Europe and China. Read More