Results for America and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Walsh School of Foreign Service hosted two thought-provoking panels that examined how data, evidence, and evaluation can help government leaders invest in what works.
On September 8, 2015, Results for America responded to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services regarding newly drafted Head Start Performance standards. These recommendations were informed by a 2014 report published by RFA, “Renewing Head Start’s Promise: Invest in What Works for Disadvantaged Preschoolers” and RFA’s ongoing work to use data, evidence, and evaluation to improve outcomes in Head Start.
On Tuesday, September 22, Results for America (RFA), the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Carsey School of Public Policy and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy will host a panel discussion on bipartisan, evidence-based innovations in the social sector. The event, “Applying Moneyball for Government Strategies to Produce Results That Work” will focus on how results-driven, evidence-based strategies can improve outcomes for young people, their families, and communities.
On August 3, 111 organizations, including Results for America and our partners at Knowledge Alliance and the Success for All Foundation, submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to restore funding for the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.
Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the first cities selected to participate in What Works Cities – a $42 million initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve the lives of residents. The mayors of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Jackson, Mississippi; Kansas City, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky; Mesa, Arizona; New Orleans, Louisiana; Seattle, Washington; and Tulsa, Oklahoma have publicly committed to enhance their use of data and evidence in order to improve services, inform local decision making and engage citizens.
Results for America CEO and Co-founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015 unanimously by voice vote. The legislation is sponsored by U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), and the companion bill in the Senate is sponsored by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).