June 3, 2016Article

Philly Voice: Philly’s Director of Policy Joins Influential ‘Results for America’ Fellowship

by Michael Tanenbaum

Local/ Local Government Fellows/ 2016/

As Philadelphia’s Director of Policy, Anjali Chainani operates with an expectation that the city’s greatest challenges can be overcome with innovative solutions. From educational funding shortfalls to crippling homelessness and energy management, the best ideas are only as valuable as the evidence out there to support them and the feasibility of putting them into practice.

That’s why Chainani will join 14 other senior local government officials in the United States to take part in Results for America’s year-long Fellowship to Advance the Use of Evidence and Data to Improve Outcomes for Residents.

It may sound like a bit of an abstract exercise, but the program brings together some of the most talented local officials from diverse cities around the country to evaluate how to use the information we have to better direct resources, increase government efficiency and improve community access.