WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, July 14, 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.
The discussion will feature RFA Senior Fellows Robert Doar and Linda Gibbs, who will provide their on-the-ground perspective as former members of the Bloomberg Administration on the evidence-based and data-driven decision-making that was so successful in New York City. Doar and Gibbs will be joined by federal policy experts Melody Barnes and Gordon Berlin to discuss their work and lessons for federal policymakers to apply to national efforts to reduce poverty. The discussion will be moderated by Washington Monthly Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris.
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Results for America is improving outcomes for young people, their families and communities by shifting public resources toward practices, policies, and programs that use evidence and data to improve quality and get better results. In a climate of constrained resources and mounting demands, we know that public funds must increasingly be invested in “what works.”
In November, 2014, Results for America published Moneyball for Government, the national bestselling book that brings together a group of bipartisan leaders and makes the case for government at all levels to inform public policy and funding decisions by using the best possible data, evidence and evaluation about what works. In January, 2016, RFA published the second edition of Moneyball for Government featuring a new bipartisan chapter about the importance of using data and evidence to drive U.S. foreign assistance. Go to www.results4america.org for more information about Results for America.