publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Building Momentum for Evidence-Based Policymaking in State and Local Governments

Myers, Hannah; Naimpally, Rohit;
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  • Published: 04 Sep 2017
Abstract
What if policymakers allocated government funding based on scientific evidence of what works, instead of anecdote, status quo, or political belief? In most major policy debates, compelling—but theoretical— arguments can be made on both sides. But despite increasing pressure to “use big data” to inform decisions especially when resources are scarce, it’s often challenging for policymakers to disaggregate the impacts of a specific program from broader economic and societal conditions—and to separate good research from bad. By using data they already collect and applying the same scientific tool that transformed modern medicine—randomized evaluations—to social poli...
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free text keywords: government, funding, big data
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Building Momentum for Evidence-Based Policymaking in State and Local Governments

Myers, Hannah; Naimpally, Rohit;