Strategy to link data sets across government agencies and increase researcher access to government data to yield important new insights about the effectiveness of programs and improve the delivery of government services
Resources that help identify “what works” by conducting systematic literature reviews, assessing programs based on existing evidence, and pointing decision makers to effective programs
Evaluation approach to greatly reduce the cost of traditional randomized controlled trials by using existing administrative data sources
Leadership approach using data-driven meetings to identify problems, develop solutions, and track results
Innovative public-private partnership model to finance social programs through outcomes-based contracting
Grantmaking approach that funds programs based on their evidence of impact and supports innovation
Strategy to help government evaluate the cost of public programs relative to the benefits they achieve for society
With support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, researchers from the Urban Institute, Brookings Institution, American Enterprise Institute, and The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative have formed the Evidence-Based Policymaking Collaborative. The Collaborative’s work is assisted by an Advisory Group consisting of stakeholders throughout the evidence-based policymaking field.