Bloomberg Philanthropies’ today announced that its What Works Cities initiative has reached a critical benchmark: 55 mid-sized U.S. cities are now working to better use data and evidence to improve services for residents, inform local decision making, and engage citizens. All together these 55 cities come from 33 states, represent 19 million residents, and have annual budgets exceeding $63 billion.
Results for America (RFA) today officially launched Results for All, a global initiative focused on supporting the use of data and evidence by governments to improve lives around the world. This international effort seeks to promote a dialogue and exchange of ideas about the mechanisms – specific policies, processes and practices – governments are putting in place to advance evidence-informed governance.
Results for America commends the U.S. House of Representatives for taking bipartisan action to use data and evidence to improve the career and technical education of our nation’s students. We applaud the inclusion of an evidence-based innovation fund and Pay for Success provisions in the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.
Results for America (RFA) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), in conjunction with the Washington Monthly, will host a roundtable discussion examining the innovative anti-poverty strategies of the New York City’s Center for Economic Opportunity during the Bloomberg Administration and the potential of these strategies to inform federal anti-poverty efforts.
Results for America (RFA) CEO and Co-founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement today in support of the evidence-based policy provisions in H.R. 5587, the bipartisan “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act,” which was reported out of the U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee earlier today.