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The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative is creating a central portal to allow policymakers to access available evidence on what works in government programs and practices and make the best possible decisions about how to invest public dollars. There is a growing body of research identifying the most effective public programs, but it has yet to be gathered and made easily accessible in a... Read More
A new report shows cost-benefit analyses have helped states make better investments of public dollars by identifying programs and policies that deliver high returns. However, the majority of states are not yet consistently using this approach when making critical decisions. This 50-state look at cost-benefit analysis, a method that compares the expense of public programs to the returns they... Read More
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Announces Rhode Island's Participation in Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island has been selected as the 14th partner state to participate in the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, which helps states assess the costs and benefits of policy options and use that data to make decisions based on results. Governor Chafee formally requested Rhode Island's participation on March 21, citing the... Read More