Changing from winner-take-all single member districts, which limit voters' choices and races' competitiveness, to a multi-party system could significantly increase voter turnout.
Studies of voter registration systems around the world and recent reforms in the United States suggest that automatic voter registration can significantly increase registration rates and enhance turnout.
Welfare reform to encourage work doesn’t take into account how unstable jobs have become, especially for the poorest.
If government is going to champion outcomes-based policies, let’s learn from our mistakes.
The tide that has swept experimental program evaluation to the forefront of knowledge building about social policy is suddenly ebbing.
The financial lives of Americans have dramatically changed. The programs, policies, and products designed to help them need to change too.
We can drive more capital to community-driven solutions that deliver results, but first we need a change in mindset—one that focuses on outcomes—using data and partnerships.
Two federal agencies have removed barriers that have discouraged foundations and pension funds from seeking out impact investments.
If we’re going to help poor families gain agency, dignity, and mobility, we need poverty measurements that point the way to a decent standard of living.
We need a more systemic and accessible way for underserved individuals to share their beliefs, insights, and experiences directly with policymakers, nonprofits, and their own communities.