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The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: Evidence-Based Policy: The Movement, the Goals, the Issues, the Promise, 1st Edition

  • Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger
  • ISBN-10: 1544343736
  • ISBN-13: 9781544343730
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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For the past two decades, state and federal governments have seen a significant increase in evidence-based policymaking, which has allowed them to develop effective programs and improve existing ones. The field of evidence-based policy comprises several subdivisions, representing distinct approaches to generating and using evidence. While there is still a ways to go before the field proves consistent in improving the nation’s policies, the research presented here shows that the field is not to be overlooked, and can have positive implications for the future of policy in our nation. This volume of The ANNALS provides a survey of the field of evidence-based practices and policymaking through papers written by the some of its most notable practitioners, including two U.S. senators and one of the original developers and implementers of the Pay for Success program model. The research in this volume provides a unique overview of the field of evidence-based policy, and demonstrates the benefits of this approach to policy-makers and the public alike.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Background
A Brief History of Evidence-Based Policy
The Role of Evaluation in Building Evidence-Based

Part 2: Major Elements of the Evidence-Based Movement
Evidence-Informed Policy from an International Perspective
Use of Administrative Records in Evidence-Based Policymaking
The Role of Behavioral Economics in Evidence-Based Policymaking
Managing Toward Evidence: State-Level Evidence-Based Policymaking and the Results First Initiative
Pay for Success is Quietly Undergoing a Radical Simplification

Part 3: The Contributions of Institutions
The Office of Management and Budget: The Quarterback of Evidence-Based Policy in the Federal Government
The Institute of Education Sciences: A Model for Federal Research Offices
The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies
The Roles Foundations are Playing in the Evidence-Based Policy Movement
The Role of Nonprofits Programs in Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based Programs

Part 4: Significance of the Evidence-Based Policy Movement
Can Evidence-Based Policy Ameliorate the Nation's Social Problems?
Evidence-Based Policy in the Real World: A Cautionary View

Part 5: A Policy-Maker's View
Generating and Using Evidence Will Help to Reduce Social Problems
Following the Evidence to Reduce Unplanned Pregnancy and Improve the Lives of Children and Families