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Coverage of the Coalition


Arnold Foundation Adds Program for Data-Driven Public Policy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 2015

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Joins Arnold Foundation
Education Week, April 2015

Give a Man a Fish…
Huffington Post, April 2015

Arnold Foundation Launches Evidence-Based Policy and Innovation Division in Washington, D.C.
Social Innovation Research Center, April 2015

Arnold Foundation Launches New Evidence-Based Policy Division
Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, April 2015

What Is Evidence-Based Policy? A View From the US
Alliance for Useful Evidence, April 2015

This May Be The Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program In America
Huffington Post, April 2015

Best Practices: Rigorous Evaluation
City of Philadelphia, April 2015

Ernie and Bert Were Both Right
Leap of Reason, April 2015

One Small Step for Washington, One Giant Leap for Children
Huffington Post, April 2015

Senate Panel Approves Education Innovation Proposal to Replace i3
Social Innovation Research Center, April 2015

Visiting Nurses, Helping Mothers on the Margins
The New York Times, March 2015

Where Terrorism Research Goes Wrong
The New York Times, March 2015

Social Impact Bond Legislation Introduced in the House
Social Innovation Research Center, March 2015

Investing in Kids Can Yield High Returns: Q&A with Dr. Lynn A. Karoly
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, The University of Pennsylvania, March 2015

The Colorado Opportunity Project
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing, March 2015

“Research Says…” – Why Quality Research Matters for Education
George W. Bush Institute, March 2015

Social Spending Innovation Research
Huffington Post, February 2015

Preserving the Federal Role in Encouraging and Evaluating Education Innovation
Brookings Institution, February 2015

Welcome to the Golden Age of Global Charity
Christianity Today, February 2015

i3’s Fate Tied to NCLB Reauthorization
Social Innovation Research Center, February 2015

We Need Evidence-Based Solutions To All of Society’s Problems
The Hill, February 2015

Studies of Health Care System Found Often to Omit Common Research Method
The New York Times, February 2015

Effective, Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs in Every State at Risk if Congress Does Not Extend Funding
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, February 2015

The Case for Evidence-Based Policymaking in Washington
Los Angeles Times, February 2015

Second Year of Low-Cost RCT Competition Launched
Annie E. Casey Foundation, January 2015

How Will Government Adapt?: Finding and Funding What Works
IBM Center for the Business of Government, January 2015


Opinion: Impact, Not Overhead, Key to Measuring Charities
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 2014

Project for Quick-Turnaround Experimental Studies Expands
Education Week, December 2014

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Seeks LOIs for Domestic Policy-Related Randomized Controlled Trials
Philanthropy News Digest, December 2014

Short-Sighted Challenges to Evidence-Based Policy
Brookings Institution, December 2014

The Charity Revolution
Huffington Post, December 2014

Here’s How To Determine If That Charity Is Worth Your Dollars
(see Which Nonprofit Organizations Are Effectively Delivering Evidence-Based Social Programs?)
Los Angeles Times, December 2014

The Best Ways to Donate to Charity Effectively: The Authors of ‘A Path Appears’ Show You How
PBS Next Avenue, December 2014

If You Want the Money, Show Me the Evidence
Brookings Institution, December 2014

5 Ways To Donate To Charity Effectively
Forbes, December 2014

Social Programs That Work
Brookings Institution, December 2014

Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy
Brookings Institution, December 2014

What Works? The UK’s New What Works Centres Show Their Results
What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, November 2014

Our Newest Class of Fellows
National Academy of Public Administration, November 2014

The Evidence Debate
Social Innovation Research Center, October 2014

Issue Brief: Results First Clearinghouse Database
Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts, September 2014

Advancing the Use of Evidence in Social Policy
MacArthur Foundation, September 2014

Resource of the Month – The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
Implementation Network, August 2014

How Low-Cost Randomized Controlled Trials Can Drive Effective Social Spending
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, July 2014

Education Researchers to Advise White House Officials on Better, Cheaper Studies
Education Week, July 2014

Comparing Spending and Academic Results is Imperative
Idaho Education News, July 2014

Duke Researchers Share Expertise in White House Conferences
Duke Digest, Duke University, July 2014

Haas Prof Wins Research Competition
Metro MBA, July 2014

U.Va. Professor’s Research on College Access and Retention Wins National Award
UVA Today, July 2014

White House-Sponsored Conference Features Durham Connects Evaluation
Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Engagement: Policy and Practice, July 2014

The Quiet Movement to Make Government Fail Less Often
The New York Times, July 2014

Grants Awarded for Three Low-Cost Randomized Trials
Education Week, July 2014

Funding What Works: The Importance of Low-Cost Randomized Controlled Trials
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, July 2014

Low-Cost RCT Evaluation of a Universal Postnatal Nurse Home Visiting Program
Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Resources: Projects, July 2014

Social Impact Bond Act Supporters
Social Impact Bonds, website of Congressman Todd Young, June 2014

Policies to Address Poverty in America – Proposal 14: Smarter, Better, Faster: The Potential for Predictive Analytics and Rapid-Cycle Evaluation to Improve Program Development and Outcomes
The Hamilton Project, The Brookings Institution, June 2014

How low-cost, lightweight RCTs can improve program evaluation
Monitor Deloitte, June 2014

A Conversation With Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN: Managing the Transition From the Hospital
Managed Care, June 2014

Won’t Read Much if I Don’t Have Any Books: Poverty, Access to Books, and the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap
Heinemann, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2014

A Funder’s Guide to Using Evidence of Program Effectiveness in Scale-Up Decisions
Social Impact Exchange and MDRC, May 2014

Rethinking How Grantmakers Support Scale
Southern California Grantmakers, May 2014

Using data to treat the sickest and most expensive patients
Marketplace, April 2014

A Philanthropist’s Guide to Working with Government and Local Communities
The Bridgespan Group, April 2014

Can Government Play Moneyball?
Work In Progress, The Hewlett Foundation Blog, April 2014

Can Government Play Moneyball?
The New York Times, April 2014

“Doc Fix” Includes Home Visiting and Demo’s On Therapeutic Foster Care
Children’s Monitor, April 2014

Federal Home Visitation Spending is Promising within Reason, Experts Tell Ways & Means
The Chronicle of Social Change, April 2014

Economic Report of the President
White House Council of Economic Advisors, March 2014

Progress Report on Coordinating Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, March 2014

Emerging Pathways to Transformative Scale
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2014

Transformative Scale: The Future of Growing What Works
The Bridgespan Group, February 2014

Transformative Scale: The Future of Growing What Works
Stanford Social Innovation Review, February 2014

IMPAQ Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment Found To Meet Congressional “Near Top Tier” Evidence Standard
IMPAQ International, February 2014

The GovLab Index: Designing for Behavior Change
The Governance Lab at NYU, February 2014

Contest Offers Charities Chance to Test Solutions to Social Problems
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 2014

Method of Study Is Criticized in Group’s Health Policy Tests
The New York Times, February 2014

Beyond the test score bump at Shamrock Gardens School
UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, February 2014

Pre-K, the Great Debate
The New York Times, January 2014

Pay For Success Financing for Early Childhood Programs: A Path Forward
Institute for Child Success, January 2014

Seeking Confidence in Your Impact? Broaden Your Definition of Evidence
The Center for Effective Philanthropy, January 2014

Accountability and Performance Weekly – Jan 11-17
American Society for Public Administration Center for Accountability & Performance, January 2014

Rigorous program evaluation on a budget: An interview with Jon Baron, President, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
Gov Innovator, January 2014

Success in Evidence-Based Reform: The Importance of Failure
Huffington Post, January 2014

In the Long War on Poverty, Small Victories That Matter
The New York Times, January 2014

People to Watch in 2014
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 2014

First Up, Mental Illness. Next Topic Is Up to You.
The New York Times, January 2014

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Low Cost RCT Competition – Demonstrating How Low-Cost Randomized Controlled Trials Can Drive Effective Social Spending
Center for Diabetes Translation Research, January 2014

The Coalition for Evidence Based Policy Seeks Letters of Intent for RCT
Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania, January 2014

‘Good Behavior’ More Than A Game To Health Care Plan
NPR, January 2014

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy: RFP Deadline Feb. 14
ISPS Health at Yale, January 2014

$100K Grants for Research on “What Works” for Social Spending
Transform Consulting Group, January 2014


Building the Evidence Base for What Works
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation
December 2013

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Seeks Letters of Intent for Domestic Policy-Related Randomized Controlled Trials
Philanthropy News Digest, December 2013

Laura and John Arnold Foundation to Fund a Unique Competition That Will Address Major Social Problems Using Scientific Evidence
Laura and John Arnold Foundation, December 2013

Research Coalition Seeks Ways to Experiment Without Expense
Education Week, December 2013

Leveraging Learning: The Evolving Role of Federal Policy in Education Research
Aspen Institute, December 2013

The GovLab Index: Measuring Impact with Evidence. What do you think?
The Governance Lab at NYU, December 2013

Strategies for Building the Evidence About Social Service Programs That Work
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, December 2013

Closing the Evaluation Gap: Evidence Body Building: Practical Evaluation Strategies
Center for Global Development, December 2013

100 Outstanding Sites Tackling Education Reform
Best Online Universities, November 2013

What Does It Take to Implement Evidence-Based Practices? A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Shows the Way
The Bridgespan Group, November 2013

The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for a Lifetime of Success
The Annie E. Casey Foundation Policy Report, Kids Count, November 2013

A development perspective on Social Impact Bonds for non-profit service providers
MaRS Discovery District, November 2013

Geek Cities: How Smarter Use of Data and Evidence Can Improve Lives
The Bridgespan Group, November 2013

‘Good Behavior’ More Than A Game To Health Care Plan
OPB, October 2013

Closing the Evaluation Gap: A practical history of random assignment
Center for Global Development, October 2013

Math News Updates
Seattle Schools Community Forum, September 2013

Ed. Dept. Research Reauthorization Gains House Attention
Education Week, August 2013

Statement for the Record: Evaluating Efforts to Help Families Support Their Children and Escape Poverty
The Pew Charitable Trusts, August 2013

War On Poverty Sees Some Progress
Talk Radio News Service, August 2013

All Fall Down: Why is the federal government pulling the rug out from under social programs that work?
Boston Magazine, July 2013

Policy: Re-Inventing Social Spending
The Edna McConnell Clarke Foundation, July 2013

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy says “DIV’s evidence focus is the real deal”
Development Innovation Ventures, July 2013

What You Can Learn From the Rise of “Moneyball Government”
Government Executive, July 2013

State, Local, and International Evidence-Based Government Initiatives
IBM Center for the Business of Government, July 2013

After the Leap
Leap of Reason, July 2013

How Non-Profits and Think Tanks Are Pushing Government to Better Leverage Data
Government Executive, July 2013

An Invisible Hand Behind Plan to Realign U.S. Science Education
Science, July 2013

Case Foundation Executive Named to Direct Social Innovation Fund
Chronicles of Philanthropy, June 2013

Cut Violence, Cut Prison Costs
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, April 2013

Evidence-Based Policy Reform: Exploring the Role of Evidence in States’ Model Selection for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Duke University, April 2013

Toward Metrics for Re(imagining) Governance: The Promise and Challenge of Evaluating Innovations in How We Govern
GovLab Research, April 2013

The Real Revolution of Pay for Success: Ending 40 Years of Stagnant Results for Communities
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, April 2013

Lead abatement, alcohol taxes and 10 other ways to reduce the crime rate without annoying the NRA
The Washington Post, April 2013

Building on Recent Advances in Evidence-Based Policymaking
Results for America and The Hamilton Project, April 2013

State Reports Show Almost All Teachers Are Effective or Highly So. Is This Good News?
Empirical Education, April 2013

Why Don’t the Best Nonprofits Grow?
Harvard Business Review

Are Mental Health Care Services for Young Americans the Solution to Curb Gun Violence?
Generation Progress, March 2013

Ten Years of Performance Measurement
Stanford Social Innovation Review, March 2013

Obama’s SOTU and What Government Shouldn’t Do
Forbes, February 2013

When Paying It Forward Pays Us Back
The New York Times, January 2013

Ed. Dept. Raises Evidence, Research Ante in Grant Awards
Education Week, January 2013

How to tackle violence and mental illness in schools
The Washington Post, January 2013

Federal Effort Aims to Transform Learning Technologies
Education Week, January 2013

Career Academies: Increasing Earnings Through Education
Finding What Works, MDRC 2013


Frequently Asked Questions: Social Impact Bonds
Center for American Progress, December 2012

What Should the ‘What Works’ Networks Do?
NESTA, November 2012

Using Science in Government
Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network, Rutgers University, November 2012

Applying Evidence to Social Programs
The New York Times, November 2012

Research Student Aid Before You Reform
The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 2012

Social Change’s Age of Enlightenment
The New York Times, October 2012

Can Academic Standards Boost Literacy and Close the Achievement Gap?
Brookings Institution, October 2012

The Awful Truth About Social Programs
The Globe and Mail, October 2012

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy seeks RCTs for social programs
Evidence Soup, September 2012

Foundation’s Results First Work Informs OMB Evidence-Based Initiative
MacArthur Foundation, June 2012

The Power of Nursing
The New York Times, May 2012

The Dawn of the Evidence-Based Budget
The New York Times, May 2012

OMB Pushes for More Rigorous Program Evaluations
Education Week, May 2012

OBM Intensifies Call for Rigorous Program Evaluations
Nonprofit Quarterly, May 2012

The “What Works” Movement Picks up Some Political Steam
The Bridgespan Group, May 2012

College Assistance Program Praised By Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, May 2012

College Assistance Program Praised By Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
Youth Today, May 2012

Study: Random inspections improve workplace safety
Safety News Alert, May 2012

Using Evidence and Evaluation to Govern
IBM Center for the Business of Government, May 2012

OMB’s ‘Doing What Works’ Memo
Governing People, May 2012

Closing the Evaluation Gap: How much does a good evaluation cost?
Center for Global Development, May 2012

The social services industrial complex
The Washington Post, April 2012

Why public education needs randomized controlled trials, April 2012

Rigorous Program Evaluations on a Budget: How Low-Cost Randomized Controlled Trials are Possible in Many Areas of Social Policy
Southern California Grantmakers, March 2012

Finding ‘What Works’ in Education: Online Platforms Can Connect Educators with Proven Interventions
Center for American Progress, February 2012

Social Programs That Work
Youth Today, February 2012

Evaluation Gap: Do politicians ever care about evidence?
Center for Global Development, January 2012


Programs That Tie Funds to Effectiveness Are at Risk
The New York Times, December 2011

Bridging the Gap Between Research and Policy
The Future of Children, December 2011

Why is the political support for evidence-based policies so weak and inconsistent?
Investing in Kids, December 2011

Topsy-Turvy Logic in House Proposal
Sputnik Blog, Education Week, December 2011

Congress Should Use Cost-Effectiveness to Guide Spending Cuts
Brookings Institution, November 2011

Reduce the Budget Deficit Through Innovation
The Hill, November 2011

Evidence-Based Policy Advances
MacArthur Foundation, November 2011

Improving government efficiency through mechanism experiments
Vox, November 2011

Innovation Criteria is a Model for Feds
Education Week, October 2011

Did that government program really work? How do you know?
MPR News, October 2011

Using Evidence to Improve Social Policy and Practice Perspectives on how research and evidence can influence decision making
NESTA, October 2011

Day 10: Developing a UK Alliance for Useful Evidence
NESTA, October 2011

U.S. Evaluating Government Programs More Than Ever
Pacific Standard, September 2011

Building the Connection between Policy and Evidence: The Obama Evidence-based Initiatives
Brookings Institution, September 2011

Evaluation Gap Update: U.S. Embraces Systematic Evaluations in Domestic Programs
Center for Global Development, September 2011

Experts Recommend Ways to Cut Costs on Randomized Trials
Education Week, July 2011

Panel Finds Few Learning Gains from Testing Movement
Education Week, May 2011

Evidence for Social Policy and Practice
NESTA, April 2011

What Works Clearinghouse Creates Nuanced Search Tools
Education Week, March 2011

Botvin LifeSkills Training Most Widely Used Evidence-Based Prevention Program in Elementary Schools
PR Newswire, March 2011

Paying for Health Care Results (Cont.)
The New York Times, February 2011

For Federal Programs, a Taste of Market Discipline
The New York Times, February 2011

Measuring the Results of Science Investments
Science, February 2011

Government, Foundations Look to ‘Social Impact’ Bonds to Boost Program Effectiveness
Philanthropy News Digest, February 2011

The Promise of Green Jobs
Connecticut Post, February 2011


New NBES Leader Champions Experimental Design
Education Week, November 2010

Study Says Nurse Visitation Helps Rural Teens
Youth Today, November 2010

Criteria for evaluating U.S. programs
GiveWell, October 2010

Prove It or Lose It
Youth Today, August 2010

Funding Social Programs That Work
Teachers College, Columbia University, April 2010

Children’s Aid-Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Recognized in Education Week
The Children’s Aid Society, April 2010

2009 and Earlier

Innovative Nonprofit Programs Need Rigorous, Conclusive Evaluation
Chronicles of Philanthropy, October 2009

Social Science Rising: A Tale of Evidence Shaping Public Policy
The Future of Children, Fall 2009

Cutting through the fog: Five steps to smart giving
The Case Foundation, July 2009

Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy
ABC News, June 2009

With Stimulus Aid Coming, Charities Need to Build on Success
Chronicles of Philanthropy, May 2009

Coalition for Evidence-­Based Policy Report Points to Nurse-­Family Partnership as the Leader in Effectiveness
Nurse-Family Partnership, April 2009

Grantee’s Work Leads to New Evidence-Based Program
MacArthur Foundation, March 2009

Addressing Colorado’s Budget Shortfall
Denver Post, March 2009

Rigorous Evidence: Key to Progress Against World Poverty?
Center for Global Development, October 2008

An Interview with Jon Baron, Executive Director: Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
The E-B Advocate, Fall 2008

Philanthropy, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Public Policy
MacArthur Foundation, June 2008

How Are We Doing?: New tools are needed to measure progress toward critical goals
Government Executive, May 2008

Grant Helps Feds Use Evidence about Programs
Youth Today, February 2008

Does the ‘Gold Standard’ Abuse Kids?
Youth Today, February 2008

Making Policy Work: The Lesson From Medicine
Education Week, May 2007

Report of the Academic Competitiveness Council
U.S. Department of Education, May 2007

Closing the Evaluation Gap: US Legislation Incorporates Provision for Rigorous Evaluation
Center for Global Development, March 2007

Resources on the Evaluation Gap
Center for Global Development, November 2006

2006 Awards Presentation
Society for Prevention Research, May 2006

Review Process for U.S. Education Research Approved
Education Week, January 2006

The Ring Thing
Youth Today, September 2005

The Strong Case for Evidence-Based Policy Making
Leadership Review, Winter 2004

Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide
U.S. Department of Education, December 2003

No Child Left Behind Update
U.S. Department of Education, December 2003

How educating America’s students can be based on science, December 2003

Searching for Evidence, Evidently
Youth Today, November 2003

Justice Department and Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Collaborate on New Initiative
Office of Justice Programs, January 2003

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) Review Newsletter
U.S. Department of Education, November 2002

No Child Left Behind Update
U.S. Department of Education, November 2002

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