Our Work


Investing in what works

Making Investing in What Works the "New Normal"

Results for America is helping decision-makers at all levels of government harness the power of evidence and data to solve our world's greatest challenges. Our mission is to make investing in what works the “new normal,” so that when government policymakers make decisions, they start by seeking the best evidence and data available, then use what they find to get better results. We accomplish this goal by: developing “standards of excellence” which highlight the government infrastructure necessary to be able to invest in what works; supporting policymakers committed to investing in what works; and enlisting champions committed to investing in what works.

Federal Policy

Working closely with federal policymakers to improve outcomes for young people, their families and communities

What Works Cities

Building the capacity of 100 mid-sized U.S. cities to better use data and evidence

Local Government Fellows

Supporting 15 senior city and county government leaders implement advanced evidence-based strategies

Results for All

Expanding the use of data and evidence by governments to improve lives around the world

Moneyball for Government

Encouraging governments at all levels to increase use of data and evidence when investing taxpayer dollars

What Works Nonprofit Fellows

Leading nonprofit chief executives making progress on pressing challenges by embracing what works

Evidence in Education Lab

Helping education leaders build and use evidence of what works in order to improve student outcomes

What Works Media Project

Using the power of storytelling and data-driven solutions to impact policy and change lives