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The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative hosted its annual State Convening on Aug. 19–20, 2015, in Washington. With delegations from 18 states present, this event provided an opportunity for Results First partners to reflect on progress made thus far, hear about new resources and tools, and learn from each other’s success. Read More
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D) recently signed into law bipartisan legislation that will help state policymakers study the effectiveness of corrections and human services programs and identify those with the greatest return on public investment. Read More
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 single... Read More