Results for America

Results for America RFA is helping government leaders harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world's greatest challenges. Results for America is working with decision-makers at all levels of government to accelerate their use of evidence and data.
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Our mission is to make investing in what works the “new normal,” so that when policymakers make decisions, they start by seeking the best evidence and data available, then use what they find to get better results.

Mission: RFA is helping government leaders harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world's greatest challenges.

Today, we're excited to release the 2020 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence, an annual review of how fe...
12/03/2020
2020 Federal Invest in What Works Standard of Excellence - Results for America

Today, we're excited to release the 2020 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence, an annual review of how federal agencies are using #evidence and #data to get better #results for young people, their families, and communities.

Join us and @napawash today at 2pm ET for the launch of the 2020 Invest in #WhatWorks #FederalStandard of Excellence here: bit.ly/3qodsz2

The event will highlight the federal government’s potential to accelerate the #bipartisan momentum for #evidencebased policymaking through remarks by Ben Harris, Results for America Chief Economist and Senior Adviser, who has served as an adviser to President-elect Joe Biden; Terry Gerton, National Academy of Public Administration President and CEO; Melody Barnes, former White House Domestic Policy Council Director and Results for America Senior Fellow; and senior federal agency leaders.

Explore the new Index here: 2020.results4america.org

Results for America's 2020 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence highlights how nine federal agencies, which oversee more than $220 billion in federal investments annually, are building the infrastructure necessary to use evidence and data in their budget, policy, and management decisi...

National Academy of Public Administration
12/03/2020

National Academy of Public Administration

It's not too late! Register now for today's virtual event on The Future of Evidence-Based Policymaking: 2020 Invest in #WhatWorks #FederalStandard of Excellence Launch via Results for America Register here: bit.ly/Ev-Based

National Academy of Public Administration
11/16/2020

National Academy of Public Administration

What will #evidencebased policymaking look like under the Biden-Harris Administration?

How are federal agencies advancing the goals of the #EvidenceAct?

Join the Academy and Results for America on 12/3 to discuss “The Future of Evidence-Based Policymaking.”

https://bit.ly/Ev-Based

NEW! Our latest report – Moneyball for Workforce Development – highlights a series of policy recommendations to help fed...
09/15/2020

NEW! Our latest report – Moneyball for Workforce Development – highlights a series of policy recommendations to help federal policymakers ensure that federal #workforce funds promote #innovation, continuous improvement, and the scaling of proven workforce #solutions. #Moneyball4Workforce

Read the full report here: bit.ly/33qu8eG

We recently released “The Power of Evidence and Data to Advance an Equitable Economic Recovery: An Implementation Guide ...
08/27/2020

We recently released “The Power of Evidence and Data to Advance an Equitable Economic Recovery: An Implementation Guide for the 2020 OMB Transition Team” which outlines how the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) can use evidence-based policy to advance economic mobility at the scale our country needs through a 2021 recovery package and beyond. This implementation guide is designed to help either a new administration or the second term of the current administration harness the power of evidence and data to help advance economic mobility for all individuals, particularly all low-income individuals and people of color.

Read the report and learn more here: bit.ly/2EtzWLq

At Results for America, we are committed to helping government decision-makers harness the power of data and evidence to...
08/12/2020
2020 Results for America

At Results for America, we are committed to helping government decision-makers harness the power of data and evidence to solve our world’s greatest challenges. The newly released 2020 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence is a great example of that commitment and demonstrates 169 evidence-based policymaking efforts in over 30 states. The leading and promising examples highlighted in the State Standard of Excellence inform policymakers and the public about the effectiveness of using evidence and data to invest taxpayer dollars in what works. Find out how these states are working to improve results for residents here: https://2020state.results4america.org

The Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence sets a national benchmark—a “north star”—for how state governments can consistently and effectively use evidence and data in budget, policy, and management decisions to achieve better outcomes for their residents.

Exciting News! We’ve developed a new Economic Mobility Catalog – a simple, user-friendly resource to help local leaders ...
08/04/2020
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Exciting News! We’ve developed a new Economic Mobility Catalog – a simple, user-friendly resource to help local leaders identify and implement strategies backed by evidence to help improve mobility outcomes. While we recognize that no single policy or intervention alone can advance economic mobility, we hope our new catalog will help local governments develop their own comprehensive economic mobility action plans.

Explore the Catalog today to find strategies on policy topics including:

- Education & youth development
- Health & well-being
- Workforce development
- Housing
- Community development & financial security
- Justice & public safety

catalog.results4america.org

This site provides resources on evidence-based practices, programs, and policies designed to improve outcomes that drive upward economic mobility.

Announcing: Gilbert (AZ)’s Office of Digital Government will receive the second annual Sharman Stein Award for Storytell...
07/31/2020
Gilbert, Arizona, Receives National Award for Using Public Communication to Inspire Change - Results for America

Announcing: Gilbert (AZ)’s Office of Digital Government will receive the second annual Sharman Stein Award for Storytelling Changemakers, recognizing excellence in using public communication to cultivate trust and collaboration between local government & residents.

This award celebrates a city official or team who draws on the power of public communication to cultivate trust and collaboration between local government and residents.

Learn more about Gilbert’s pioneering storytelling, here! bit.ly/2EEiwvZ

NEW YORK – Today, Results for America announced that Gilbert, Arizona’s Office of Digital Government will receive the second annual Sharman Stein Award for Storytelling Changemakers. The award, which honors the memory of What Works Cities’ founding Director of Communications, recognizes a city...

07/31/2020
Gilbert Town Hall

Gilbert Town Hall

Gilbert's Office of Digital Government is honored to receive the 2020 Sharman Stein Award for Storytelling Changemakers! 🏆 🎉

The annual award, given by Results for America, a partner in What Works Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative, recognizes a city team or official who draws on the power of public communication to cultivate trust and collaboration between local government and residents.

We love sharing YOUR stories and take pride in engaging with our community online and making local government accessible through storytelling. #CitiesWinWithData

Learn more about the award ➡️ glbrt.is/StorytellingAward

Schwartz & Kerr: To Help Guide Decisions About COVID, Schools and Students, Researchers Are Compiling Decades of Data in...
07/20/2020
Schwartz & Kerr: To Help Guide Decisions About COVID, Schools and Students, Researchers Are Compiling Decades of Data in Easy-to-Read Briefs. Here’s Some of What They’ve Found

Schwartz & Kerr: To Help Guide Decisions About COVID, Schools and Students, Researchers Are Compiling Decades of Data in Easy-to-Read Briefs. Here’s Some of What They’ve Found

In recent months, as schools nationwide scrambled to respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19, state and local education leaders have reached out to ask us: What does research say about how to prevent learning loss? About how to prepare teachers for distance learning? About how to address the men...

Results for America on Twitter
07/20/2020
Results for America on Twitter

Results for America on Twitter

“Last week, @RepBenMcAdams & Rep @jackiewalorski, co-chairs of the Congressional #WhatWorksCaucus, led a #bipartisan conversation about how #data & #evidence can help workers & #smallbiz recover from #COVID19. WATCH: https://t.co/K3tcSMIRxD #whatworks #utpol”

07/08/2020

Results for America has released a new Blueprint for Delivering Results in State Government designed to help state government leaders implement strategies for effectively using evidence and data in budget, policy, and management decisions. This new resource helps state governments build capacity to foster an organizational culture focused on learning and results in order to achieve better results for residents. Learn more here: blueprint.results4america.org

Association of Government Accountants
06/11/2020

Association of Government Accountants

#PIOCFO20 is off to a great start! The first session: "The Drive for Evidence-Based Policymaking" was super informative. The panel consisted of Jason Bossie, U.S. Small Business Administration, Christine Heflin, U.S. Department of Commerce, Jed Herrmann Results for America and moderated by Amber Heimberg, Guidehouse. What did you learn during this session?

AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/11/2020) - America Forward
05/13/2020
AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/11/2020) - America Forward

AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/11/2020) - America Forward

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Funding for Workforce Training and Stabilization Last week, Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced H.R. 6646, the Relaunching [...]

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy and The Warren B. Rudman Center for...
11/26/2019

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy and The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service, and Results for America are co-hosting "A Conversation with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar on National Service & Strengthening Our Democracy.”

The moderated discussion will be followed by a reception. We hope you will join us in New Hampshire for this exciting event! You can RSVP and save your spot here:
conta.cc/2XV0SJR

On Monday, Nov. 25, the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy and The Warren B. Rudman Center for...
11/21/2019

On Monday, Nov. 25, the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy and The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service, and Results for America are co-hosting "Getting Better #Results in #Education: A Conversation with Senator Michael Bennet.”

The moderated discussion will be followed by a reception. We hope you will join us in New Hampshire for this exciting event! You can RSVP and save your spot here: bit.ly/BetterEducationResults

Today is the 4th annual celebration of the Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership. We’re thrilled to celebrate ...
11/20/2019
The Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership - Results for America

Today is the 4th annual celebration of the Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership. We’re thrilled to celebrate three winners of the Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership this year - the Late Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) for his lifetime of bipartisan legislative work, and U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA) for their work on the First Step Act. Learn more about the #JavitsPrize, this year’s awardees, previous winners and more below! bit.ly/javitsprize

The Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership, established by The Marian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation, honors public servants whose achievements advance the public interest without regard to political affiliation. Named for the late U.S. Senator Jacob Javits (R-NY) – who was well known ...

Our new 2019 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence highlights federal efforts to improve results by harnes...
10/30/2019

Our new 2019 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence highlights federal efforts to improve results by harnessing the power of evidence and data. Yesterday we we're joined by federal agency leaders and senior Congressional staff on Capitol Hill to celebrate the launch of our new 2019 #FederalStandard. We we're also honored to award the senior civil servants of these leading agencies for their continued efforts to advance what works and improve impact.

Explore the 2019 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence here: 2019.results4america.org

Governor Mike Parson
10/04/2019

Governor Mike Parson

Exciting news for Missouri state government!

Today, Results for America released a report recognizing Missouri among other states for our use of evidence and data to drive better management practices and results for our citizens. The report celebrates Missouri as a promising example of good government in performance management/continuous improvement, outcome data, and innovation.

In Missouri, we are committed to common sense management in government to deliver the best value for the people of our state. We are proud to be recognized nationally for how we are improving our use of facts and innovation to make government more effective and efficient for Missourians!

Read more: https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/national-report-recognizes-state-missouri-improved-management-practices-use

Today, in partnership with the National Governors Association, Results for America released the newest 2019 Invest in Wh...
10/04/2019
2019 Results for America

Today, in partnership with the National Governors Association, Results for America released the newest 2019 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence which features 125 evidence-based and data-driven examples from 33 states! Find out more here: 2019state.results4america.org/

The 2019 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence sets a national standard—a “north star”—for how state governments can consistently and effectively use evidence and data in budget, policy, and management decisions to achieve better outcomes for their residents.

Today, more than 300 local, state, and federal leaders from 31 states and 42 cities joined us to discuss actionable ways...
10/03/2019

Today, more than 300 local, state, and federal leaders from 31 states and 42 cities joined us to discuss actionable ways to accelerate economic mobility at the 2019 Results for America Summit! What an honor it has been to exchange bold new ideas & highlight what works to collectively drive progress forward! A huge thank you to all of the remarkable people who joined us today and who are leading this work across the country! We couldn’t be more excited to carry on this work alongside you to improve outcomes for more Americans!

10/03/2019
opportunityatlas.org

Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? Take a look at Opportunity Insights’ #OpportunityAtlas to see where and for whom opportunity has been missing, and develop local #solutions to help more children rise out of poverty. www.opportunityatlas.org

Today we’re thrilled to kick off our first-ever #RFASummit which brings together national leaders to share bold new idea...
10/03/2019
RFA Summit - Results for America

Today we’re thrilled to kick off our first-ever #RFASummit which brings together national leaders to share bold new ideas & highlight #whatworks to advance #economicmobility to improve the lives of children, young people and their families. Learn more here and follow the conversation via #RFASummit on Twitter. bit.ly/RFASummit

The best job training programs don't just churn people into jobs in the short term. They change lives - helping people g...
09/18/2019
Evidence in Workforce Lab - Results for America

The best job training programs don't just churn people into jobs in the short term. They change lives - helping people get onto a career pathway, go to college, and support their families.

That's why we're launching our "Evidence in Workforce Lab" (Work Lab) featuring a new State and Local #Workforce Fellowship to help federal, state and local governments steer workforce dollars toward evidence-based, results-driven solutions that help more Americans succeed. bit.ly/2mn3gKO

Results for America is developing policy recommendations and strategies on how to improve outcomes for job seekers and employers by investing federal, state, and local workforce dollars in evidence-based, results-driven solutions.

On 17 & 18 October, AESIS will host the international annual Impact of #SocialSciences & #humanities on Society conferen...
09/06/2019
Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities on Society Oct 2019 | Washington DC USA - 17, 18 October 2019

On 17 & 18 October, AESIS will host the international annual Impact of #SocialSciences & #humanities on Society conference in #WashingtonDC!

In all parts of the world, science-experts are considering how to optimize the Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and how they can claim their unique contributions to society. This first Impact of Science conference in the USA will bring together these experiences worldwide. You can register below:

https://bit.ly/2lyjD6N

I am delighted to welcome you to Washington where, on October 17 & 18, the third edition of the conference series on the Societal Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities. After the successful first editions of the conference, this year’s conference will address the societal impact of social scien...

Bravo! 👏 After two wonderful days of engagement and activities we’re wrapping up our 5th #RFAStateEdFellows Convening. A...
07/12/2019

Bravo! 👏 After two wonderful days of engagement and activities we’re wrapping up our 5th #RFAStateEdFellows Convening. A huge thank you to all of our inspiring Fellows for joining us this week in Boston, and for your leadership on advancing the use of #data and #evidence to improve #outcomes for all students! Learn more about the Fellowship and the impact they’re making here: goo.gl/83Nnhf

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