Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

Advancing the use of innovative, cost-benefit analysis to drive state investment in proven policies and programs

Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

View July 2015 update.

The choices states make today about how to invest their limited resources will dramatically shape our nation's future.

In the current fiscal environment, most states face tough budget choices and lack the resources to support traditional levels of public services. Increasingly, policy makers seek programs and policies that yield the greatest benefits in the most cost-effective way.

After conducting a thorough validation by a national panel of experts, the Results First team is bringing Washington State's highly successful cost-benefit model to other states and providing technical assistance to help them use the model to compile and analyze data, interpret results, and present findings to policy makers.