Tools & Resources

Building Momentum

Results for America has been the driving force behind more than 500 media articles, policy reports, videos, events, and other content platforms, including the book "Moneyball for Government." Our mission is to make investing in what works the “new normal,” so that when 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: creating government “standards of excellence” that highlight the 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. We developed the following tools and resources to help decision-makers at all levels of government harness the power of evidence and data to solve our world's greatest challenges.


June 4, 2021

CNN: More than a dozen cities push to minimize or even eliminate police presence at mental health calls
Standards of Excellence

May 25, 2021

2021 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence
Event Recap
What Works Bootcamp: Leveraging Data for Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

April 29, 2021

The New York Times: A Progressive Vision Is Possible if We Spend Money Thoughtfully Now
Policy Report

March 30, 2021

2021 Moneyball for Education Policy Recommendations
Event Recap
The Future of Evidence-based Policymaking: 2020 Invest in What Works Federal Standards of Excellence Launch Event