The new website offers insights that can help leaders make more evidence-based policy decisions. Local government leaders can use this resource center to explore new ideas, identify promising practices, and inform their own strategies for creating a more effective government.
For example, policymakers can read about Maryland’s Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, who created a uniform way to measure youth mentoring outcomes to help agency leaders better measure the impact of specific programs at the community level.
In 2014, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative identified five key components of evidence-based policymaking:
· Program assessment
· Budget development
· Implementation oversight
· Outcome monitoring
· Targeted evaluation
Explore each of these components and learn more from Pew’s website.